cinchers, vintage girdles, vintage garters, corsets, bodyshapers,
longline bras, 1930's lingerie, Maidenform, Olga, La Perla, Bali,or Victorias Secret.
What ever you decide, make sure its good quality.
Very few products are worth spending the extra
money for, but this is surely one of them!
limited only by your imagination.
Be sure to buy
Consider it a stylish investment in
your cherished wedding day comfort.
Lipo in a box
Silk gowns from the
1930's seem to flow down to the floor and end in a puddle of
silk. They demand a smooth curve!
The delightful Paradox!
Looking like you have nothing on underneath.
How does one solve it?
Shapers are made by many lingerie companies, but we've found
that this really is an area where you really need to invest.
We recommend spending as much as you can afford on this
"I don't do that very
often, but speaking from experience, it cinches some very
important organs...and you want good quality. Very few
products are worth spending the extra money for, but this is
surely one of them."
A quality body
shaper should enhance your entire figure. Most body
shapers immediately reduce the waistline, and depending on
the amount of lycra, can reduce your measurements anywhere
from 1 to 4 inches at the waist.
1930's advertisements for Vassarette (the year 1938 above and
the year 1936 below) show the needed undergarments for the
clingy bias cut gowns of the decade.
these garments work as they are still made by various
Shapers are sold
in light, mid and heavy compression range with manufacturer
A 1938 Advertisement of the Day.
Underneath it all... a Vassarette
The Natural Way to a Lovelier Figure
shapers should flatten the tummy comfortably while mid to
heavy range body shapers may even correct the posture and
relieve back pain. Those with a built-in bra will lift the
breasts and buttocks while reducing saddlebags.
The Delightful Paradox 1936
features of a good shaper are double hook and eyes for
closure rather than a single hook, adjustable bra straps, a
cotton lining to wick perspiration from the body, and if
possible, an open bottom or closed bottom with hook and eye
Most contemporary compression garments have
a rating for wearable hours. You will be
wearing it for a minimum of four hours on your wedding day,
so get one that is recommended for a daily average use of 8
to 10 hours. Don't sacrifice comfort for control.
Best product feedback:
Allover unitard and cami shapers are preferred over
target area waist cinchers and high top briefs. Shapers
with a built in bra are considered the best for control
about vintage: Vintage Longline
Shapers, Merry Widow Corsets and vintage girdles are still
easily found on specialty sites or ebay. Many vintage
companies such as
Fair, Olga, Lily of France and Warner's are still in
business today, so they have a good idea of what works.
If you like the idea of a vintage undergarment along with
your vintage gown, be aware that much of what we consider as
"seamless" did not exist 50 years in the past. There
may be pointy bra cups and large hardware, but to some
people, this adds to the vintage appeal. Lady Marlene
sells a fabulously affordable bustier with retro appeal for
under $45, but their production is limited.
Panty and open bottom
are sold according to waist size and you should chose one
that is closest to your natural waist measurement.
Vintage all in one girdles with a bra are sold according to
bra size. As long as you select the proper bust size
you should get a good fit.
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