This is a genuine vintage girdle by Marcel Worth, an Australian designer and manufacturer of shapewear.
This lovely girdle is very well structured and is designed to smooth out any problem areas, including the tummy, bum and hips. I would recommend pairing this with a longline bra to get a great nipped waist.
Design-wise, I would say that this item was heavily influenced by the famous sarong girdle by Berlei which was advertised as being a very comfortable garment that allowed ease of movement.
This item is made of strong elastic on the sides, a satin panel at the back and a pretty lace panel on the front.
The wide elasticated band around the waist will keep the garment up and nip in the waist. This beautiful girdle also features a zip on the side with hooks and eyes.
This girdle includes 6 garters.
Sizing and fit:
This girdle is better suited to straighter bodies, rather than hourglass/ pear shaped bodies.
Size 22 - Will fit a waist between 34-35" and hips between 42-43"
Size 24 - Will fit a waist between 36-37" and hips between 44-46"
Size 26 - Will fit a waist between 38-40" and hips between 47-49"
For more information about the source of this vintage piece, please visit The Nylon Swish.