Sunday, 9 December 2012

Rear Guard

From; Bound & Determined: A Visual History of Corsets, 1850--1960

I thought I'd share this fascinating Ad from 1942 for "wonderful Jantzen panty-girdles" from the book Bound & Determined: A Visual History of Corsets. The underwear women wear today seem so free when compared with some of the corsets which were commonplace in the past. Corsets were a way to achieve a desired shape, usually a cinched waist and flat stomach. This, however, came with the price of discomfort and restriction. To look your best for an occasion -sure but for everyday, no thanks!

Stuff You Missed in History Class have done a fun podcast on corsets and things, if you are interested you can check it out here.


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