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Vintage Girdle

The average American woman in the 1950s did not have a 22 inch waist and did not wear haute couture fashions. Many felt a vintage girdle such as the following was required to maintain a smooth fit wearing the slim fitting suits fashionable in the fifties.

1950's Perm-Lift Girdle - Vintage Lingerie Advertising -

Warner’s Merry Widow Corset Girdle (1955)

Girdle displayed on a mannequin. In the 1930s, technological innovations such as Lastex and other lightweight, easily washable stretch fabri...

A 1920s girdle. Girdles of the 1920s usually extended from waistline to hipline, came in white or peach-tone elastic, and were worn over ste...

fifties girdles

Formfit Lingerie Promise Fulfilled Bra Girdle (1952)

  • Sasha Williams

    I love how some of the 50's lingerie style is coming back. Who says you need to be exposed to be sexy?

Girdles and Corsets 1950s & 1960s

Perma-Lift Coquette Corset 1956 Good Housekeeping

Scarlet urging Mammy to pull her corset laces even tighter to effect an eighteen inch waistline.