History of Girdles

A girdle is an elastic garment designed to shape and smooth a woman’s figure from the waist to the thighs. Most fashion historians agree that it was invented around 1910 by the French designer Paul Poiret, to be worn with the clothing he was designing. Compared to the fashions of the period 1830-1910, Poiret’s revolutionaryContinue reading “History of Girdles”

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