Women traditionally wear girdles to improve the appearance of their figure. Wikipedia explains that girdles took the place of corsets as the common garment used to support the torso and give the appearance of a slimmer w... More »

A lot of different styles were popular with girls in the '70s, with polyester fabric, bright colors, loud patterns and longer skirts most notable among them. Many fashions from the '60s carried over into the new decade. ... More »

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A survey conducted on behalf of the Renfrew Center Foundation revealed that 58 percent of girls between the ages of 8 and 18 wore makeup and 65 percent of these girls started wearing makeup between the ages of 8 and 13. More »

As reported in the Washington Post, there are two types of men's girdles: athletic support and shapewear. The latter has the same function as women's shapewear. They are available online and wherever undergarments or ath... More »

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As of 2015, Rago, Venus and Secrets in Lace are some modern brands of open-bottom girdles. Vintage brands include Vanity Fair, Marcel Worth and Roaman's. More »

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Vintage satin girdle styles include open-bottom, panty and all-in-one. After 1930, girdles incorporated more stretch fabric that provided control without the boning. Vintage styles after 1930 included satin elastic or co... More »

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Playtex 18-Hour girdles were produced in panty girdle, open bottom, long leg and all-in-one bodyshaper styles. Playtex no longer sells girdles in the United States, but a modern version of the 18-Hour line is still sold ... More »

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