To achieve the desired fit and look of clothes on the outside, it was important to have the correct garments underneath to push up or flatten down areas of the body that needed to be pushed or flattened. The many styles of lingerie include bras, panties, slips, petticoats , girdles, stockings , and garters. Strapless, longline and bullet bras were among some of the most popular, just to name a few. The s silhouette demanded bigger busts to balance out the required big hips. Instead of a natural s bra that separated the breasts towards the sides, the s bra pushed the breasts in, up and out to new extremes.
’60s lingerie, pantyhose, girdles, garters & more from the 1968 Wards catalog
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1950s Lingerie History – Bras, Girdles, Slips, Panties, Garters
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Indeed, and a girdle supports you too, you'll find after a while in them, holds you up, your tummy, bottom, hips, thighs, indeed your entire middle. So I find it's best not using your own muscles at all when you're in a girdle, let the girdle do the work as you relax right into it. And you do get used to it in no time , well , about two months or so. Above all , start by letting the front panel hold your belly, don't try to hold your belly when in your girdle, let the girdle do that, the rest follows. Katie - I totally agree.