hello! i am just wondering if anyone knows when the standard (ish) british dress size of 8, 10, 12 etc. labels were introduced? did they replace the old bust/hip measurement labels, or go alongside them for a while? also if anyone knows when they began using the 8,10,12 sizing in the US it would be really helpful. i have a lovely top that i am almost 99% sure is late 30's or early 40's (although am always open to suggestions!), but has a size 14 label where i would expect a bust measurement. typically there are no other labels!... here it is, sorry for lack of underwear on mannequin but these are preliminary snaps ; on the last pic you can see the tiny '14' label on the right hand side of the pic.. it's only about a size uk6/8 modern size, and quite heavy silk satin. machine stitched with french (? enclosed) seams. TIA!!