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What are these hooks for??????

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion - Ask Questions Get Answers' started by Beehive Vintage Goods, May 7, 2004.

  1. Beehive Vintage Goods

    Beehive Vintage Goods Trade Member

    50's Black Satin Strapless Bustier

    What the heck are these elastic loops and hooks at the rear for?? I know we discussed this some time ago, but can't remember what we came up with.

    <img src=http://image.inkfrog.com/pix/bonton/Blk_Satin_Bustier3.jpg>

    Thanks all!
  2. artisannes

    artisannes Trade Member

    Aren't they for suspenders (garters) but have lost the clips and elastic???
  3. Beehive Vintage Goods

    Beehive Vintage Goods Trade Member

    Wouldn't they be in the front AND back though???? These are back only.
  4. crinolinegirl

    crinolinegirl Alumni

    They are called girdle hooks and would have attached onto eyes sewn onto the girdle or corset to stop the bra from riding up when bending over thereby creating a gap and a fat roll :)
    A history of them can be found here:

  5. bartondoll

    bartondoll Guest

    Lei...thank you! I also could not figure out what they were for! Now, if I can ever find a vintage longline bra, I'll know what I have!

  6. Beehive Vintage Goods

    Beehive Vintage Goods Trade Member

    Thanks so much Lei...mystery solved!!!!!!
  7. alonesolo

    alonesolo Guest

    Bonnie can I grab that and Lei can I have that descript for the lingerie resource. Don't have an example of that.
  8. crinolinegirl

    crinolinegirl Alumni

    Sure no problem :)

  9. Beehive Vintage Goods

    Beehive Vintage Goods Trade Member

    Absolutely! Here is the front view if you require it:

    <img src=http://image.inkfrog.com/pix/bonton/Blk_Satin_Bustier.jpg>
  10. b*a*vintagequeen

    b*a*vintagequeen Registered Guest

    Know I know how to explain them, I have several LL bras with these hooks front and back and I did not think they would be for garters because the bra would sit to far up for that.


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