The Kiss Me Kate Girdle, available at Upstagedleeds.co.uk
Open bottom girdles are a fabulous pin-up shaping secret! They smooth out panty lines and cinch the waist into beautiful retro curves. Much more comfortable than a full corset and much more useful than a skimpy modern garter belt, these undergarments are a must-have for vintage gals!
Over the years the traditional open bottom girdle of the 50s became smaller and smaller until it morphed into the skimpy useless garter belt of the modern day.
While modern garter belts from stores like Victoria’s Secret are often only an inch or so wide and fit in a thin band around the hips, the more traditional open bottom girdle stretches all the way from waist to upper thighs with beautiful results. These girdles accentuate the waist, give you a long lean line, and look especially great on plus-size figures!
Here are some of our favorite open bottom girdles from around the web. Give one a try if you haven’t already!
The Bettie Page Leopard Print Open Bottom Girdle, available at Secretsinlace.com
The Stockings and Romance Retro Pinup Picture Girdle, available at Joannaswardrobe.com
The Elizabeth Open Bottom Girdle, available at Secretsinlace.com
The Stockings and Romance Flirt Open Bottom Girdle, available at Joannaswardrobe.com
So, which of these open bottom girdles is your favorite? Is there another that you like even better? Leave a comment and let us know…