My mother wore a girdle when I was a little girl. I'm not sure when exactly that stopped but it did. I recall her "special" drawer was full of different girdles and strange, stretchy things of that nature. I do remember trying one of them on at one point. I'm sure I was not a teenager yet but I was old enough to be intrigued by and drawn to the mechanics of beauty and womanly things. Weren't all little girls in my era? When, exactly, did that become a bad thing? What's wrong with teaching your daughter about beauty? About womanliness? About femininity?
My mom taught me that the most beautiful women are the ones that use their minds as well as their beauty.
Anyhow...in the 1950's, according to the January 1953 Good Housekeeping article;
Every woman needs more than one girdle and several bras.
These are the very foundations of your wardrobe,
they determine how all of your other clothes will look and fit.
Shop for them carefully and never buy without trying them on.
Please forgive the poor quality of the above photo. I don't get why the scan lines are such a problem with some of these. The scanner is new and I don't get how I can fix the issue as I've tried all the preference changes, etc. Anyone ?