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Objects of Desire: 1940s all-in-one sheath girdles.

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Chatter - Anything and everything' started by NylonNostalgia, Jul 4, 2021.

  1. NylonNostalgia

    NylonNostalgia VFG Member

    The notoriously unforgiving 1940's sheath dress required perfectly designed foundation underwear to match - the essential all-in-one sheath girdle. As foundationwear maker Berlei aptly said at the time, "the figure makes the dress and we make the figure".

  2. The Vintage Merchant

    The Vintage Merchant Administrator Staff Member

    those Talon zipper ads are so good, I never would have thought to look to Talon for exceptional ad content for such a garment!!

    thanks for sharing, Emma!
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  3. GemGem

    GemGem Registered Guest

    Very interesting! And do you know, I couldn't find a single one using the title of 'sheath girdle' on Ebay or Etsy- fancy that!
  4. NylonNostalgia

    NylonNostalgia VFG Member

    There are some that do - here's one - but they are modern and don't resemble the all-in-one sheath girdles of the vintage era.
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  5. GemGem

    GemGem Registered Guest

    Nothing like them! The vintage ones seem like a whole dress all of their own! I’m pretty sure many people might wear them without a sheath dress over

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