Robin Whittle's Show-and-Tell - Corsetry 1 Page 3

Back to the Show and Tell page for various items of eclectic interest such as a 1913 colour photograph of a demure young woman and two photos of the Sun Beachgirl Quest circa 1950.

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Back to the First Principles page http://www.firstpr.com.au - where you can read of many technical, consumer advocacy things, but also some non-intellectual, aesthetic delights such as my 21 metre Sliiiiiiiiiinky and some photos from a trance techno dance-party in the forest.

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I created these pages in the late 1990s and have not updated them much since then.  Many of the links are out out of date, but you might be able to pursue them via http://www.archive.org .



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If you like this sort of thing, be sure to check out www.dollhousebettie.com in San Francisco.  They sell authentic vintage girdles, bras and the like, and go to the trouble of beautiful photography and archiving the images of all the items they have sold. For instance, some dramatic, black, satin items from Rago ca. 1960.



5 - Fabulous girdles and the like from Lingerie Direct in the USA


Padded girdles are also still being produced, along the lines of those in the 1960s and 1991 Fredericks catalogue.  There are some at US retailer Lingerie Direct (http://www.lingerie-direct.com/catalog.asp ) Check this site out for an excellent range of intriguing bras and corsets.  Note that these descriptions include registered trademarks.

Many of these designs are ones I have never seen before. I believe they signal a revival in sensual, firm, exotic corsetry in the early 21st century.  Bravo!!!
No-one is forcing women to wear these items.  Their popularity indicates that some or many women like to be held close firmly and sensually.

I made these images so they would lead straight to the right page at Lingerie Direct, but they have changed their site. (BTW, I am not associated with them in any way.)

The first one (Bali 8244) has a "moulded" bottom - so it is padded.  The second (Bali 8972) is a combined hook-up waist-cincher and panty.

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Then (Bali 8279) a "slip" but really a long step-in open girdle.  The Glamorise 4203 is a fetching high-waisted girdle.

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Here are some more!  The first (La Curvi  501) is a "Fanny Flattering Padded Brief".  Then a Rago 72522 "Diet Minded" Garter Belt.

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More kinky-shaped girdles!  First a Rago 6101 "Shapette" Inner Band Control Zippered Hi-Rise Brief Panty.  Then a Rago 6269 "Shapette" inner-band control pant liner.

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A Rago 6797 "Lacette" Inner-Band Control 17" Panty and a Rago 6201 "Shapette" Inner-Band Control Zippered Hi-Rise Panty Girdle.

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Smoothie 4012 Waist Eliminator High Waist Brief - Firm Control and 4038 Waist Eliminator High Waist Panty Long Leg - Firm Control.

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Smoothie 5520 CoolMax Long Leg - Firm Control and Va Bien 1351 La Fanny Lift Thigh Trimmer.

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Va Bien 2005 La Slim Fast Cinch Slip and Va Bien 2007 "Fanny Fabulous" The Cinch Brief.

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Va Bien 7283 "Fanny Fabulous" Micro-Fabric Thigh Sleeker and Vanity Fair  41113 Bodysystems Skin to Skin Long Leg Shaper.

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Vogue Dessous 8952 Fashion Control Satin Thigh-Hug Control Panty and Bali 8276 Amazing Shapes Bodysuit.  Sublime!

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Bali 8278 Amazing Shapes Cami Top and Olga 43395 Invisible Shapers Control Convertible Padded Slip.

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Smoothie 1965 Sophistique Backless Strapless Body Briefer, Firm Control and Va Bien 657 Dare To Go This Bare Bustier.

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Vanity Fair 57039 Illumination Medium Control Full Figure Body Briefer and 71120 Bodysystems Average Softcup Bra.

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In 2015, many of these images from the late 1990s can be seen as presaging the proliferation of close-fitting and sometimes quite kinky shapewear of the 2010s.



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