Girdle And Corset

Written by Rachel Arieff
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Girdles and corsets are support undergarments that are both designed to achieve maximum control over the hips and lower abdomen. Both typically offer built-in garter straps as well. The difference between them mainly lies in their length and extent of coverage. Girdles cover the hips and reach the lower abdomen. They also control the buttock area. Corsets, on the other hand, start at the lower hips and reach all the way up to the bosom.

Both items are great choices for those of all body types who wish to have a more streamlined look beneath their evening wear. For both the petite and plus-sized, girdles and corsets help to create a smaller waistline, while at the same time providing a taut, dependable hold for stockings. Many different styles and details are available in girdle and corset choices, ranging from support choices to the amount of garter straps to color.

Features of Girdles and Corsets

Special support features set specific designs apart from one another. For example, some girdles and corsets feature spandex inserts for greater support over a given area. These panels are often placed over the tummy, hips, or buttocks, for these are areas that typically need extra control. Garter straps typically range from four to six, but can exceed that amount for even more stocking support.

Most girdles and corsets are typically offered in black, white, nude, or off-white, for these are the colors that look the least conspicuous under clothing. However, other colors also may be available. This is especially true in the case of corsets, which tend to have a bit of an exhibitionist streak, and thus offer more adventurous choices.

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