“Rago makes functional and fabulous open bottom girdles (for firm shaping) and garter belts (light shaping, mostly used to hold up hoes). They are gong to run you about $50-60. Embrace the price!!! Rago makes quality products. They use metal in their garter clips (if you read my garter/thigh high rant from last week… you know why this is important to plus size women!). And, they use good quality materials.
I’ve had one of my open bottom Rago girdles for about 5 years now!” - http://officialviviennui.tumblr.com/
We’re lucky enough to see some very rare photos like the one on the left. Thanks to Charles H. McCaghy we can get a look at what burlesque dancers dressed like back in the late 1800′s. You can see more photos by visiting the dailymail.co.uk
“Often with vintage, it’s not the size but the undergarments that truly make a piece fit correctly.”
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