Friday, October 9, 2009

The Sisterhood of the Panty Girdle


Back when I started femulating in the early 1960s, most women wore girdles.

"Girdles were considered essential garments by many women from approximately 1910 to the late 1960s. They created a rigid, controlled figure that was seen as eminently respectable and modest. They were also crucial to the couturier Christian Dior's 1947 New Look, which featured a voluminous skirt and a narrow, nipped-in waistline, also known as a wasp waist.

"Later in the 1960s, the girdle was generally supplanted by pantyhose. Pantyhose replaced girdles for many women who had used the girdle essentially as a means of holding up sheer nylon stockings. Those who want more control purchase "control top" pantyhose. Many women forgo wearing girdles, stockings, and pantyhose entirely." (source Wikipedia)

I know for a fact that all the females in my household wore girdles when I began femulating and I wore a girdle, too. It held up my stockings, held in my belly, and helped give me a feminine figure.

When panythose replaced stockings, I continued to wear a girdle and still wear one today. In addition to shaping my body, it provided another function that became very important when my femulation took me out of the house: a girdle provided an effective way of hiding my private parts. It was more effective and more comfortable than wearing a gaff.

Today, few women wear girdles. I know for a fact that none of the females in my household wear girdles, but I still wear one. My guess is that a lot of other "girls" who started femulating back when I started still include a girdle or two in their wardrobe.

Long live the Sisterhood of the Panty Girdle!

13 comments:

  1. I started femulating later than you did. However, I, too, wore a girdle for the reasons you mention.

    I haven't worn one in some time. However, I think about wearing them again, as my figure isn't as useful as it once was. On the other hand, having had my surgery, I don't have the other issue you mention!

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  2. I may not wear a girdle but do wear a control brief and own an all-in-one body briefer. That holds me in, in all of the right places.

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  3. Dear Staci L.

    As a new finder to your website, I feel that there is a real place that i can relate my life long female feelings that i have almost always had as long as i can remember. As the last of 4 boys my mom had i really feel that i got a lot of that female gender inside of me.

    For instance as a 45 year old i still have a full head of hair, 29 inch waist, 35 inch hips and love to wear most playtex firm control garments. My daily girdle is a ICBG or the 18 hour long leg.

    Well must go for now, but really glad i found your site as i get to know this laptop i shall blog to you later!!!!

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  4. i am a new member of the sisterhood of the pantygirdle.and i do some times wear a pantygirdle but i mostly wear my poen bottom girdles as i always wear nylon stockings with them.

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  5. The problem with being a member of the Sisterhood of the Panty Girdle is that the selection is limited today and they just don't make them like they used to.

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  6. thats sadly buy true.i used to buy my girdles on the lower east side in new york city and most of those shops are gone.and you really have to look hard to find a lingerie shop today.

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  7. Hi dears,

    Try Secrets in lace .com. They have quite a good selection.

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  8. I grew up in the girdle era. When I started femulating, at 6 if I remember, I "borrowed" a neighbor girl's pantygirdle left on the line over night. Much later I felt compelled to borrow 10 girdles from a neighbor's clothes line. As these were the undies of three sisters, I had my pick in tightness. I wore them often under my school slacks. Sometimes I even wore one to sleep. Later I purchased both panty and open bottom girdles and still prefer the later for a night out to pantyhose. I wear a sport panty or pantygirdle over my tights around the house. My wife accepts my CD'ing but finds my choice of underwear bizarre. She has not worn a girdle in decades and enjoys her "freedom" Well to each... Cheers, Kate

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  9. One of the first feminine things I ever wore was a pantygirdle. I continue to wear them to this day. Spanx just aren't girly-girdley enough!

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  10. Ms. Playtex:
    I have worn a girdle since a teen and still enjoy them at age 60. Classic satin paneled girdles can still be found on the net. The feeling of a snug girdle and tight longline bra with a sheer pair of stockings is very fem. I am in a girdle frequently at work as well as femulating completly on weekends.I Love wearing girdles!

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  11. The real key to wearing a girdle is to find a Professional Corsetier and be properly fitted. First the corsetier consulted me as to my life style, I am fairly active but I work on computers a lot. She then measured both my hips and waist. After talking with me and looking at me she put me in a long legged high waisted firm boned and zippered panty girdle. She had to also teach me how to properly put on a girdle, she had me lie down pull up my legs lean way back and pull up the girdle then hook up the hooks and eyes and pull up the zipper. She also explained that I needed to just keep my stomach muscles very relaxed and let the girdle just hold and support me. She then had me stand up, what a great experience - I had never really experienced before I felt absolutly fantastic my clothes fit so much better, my posture improved 100 percent, and the best of all I felt a dramatic increase in energy and confidence. I was amazed that wearing a girdle would have that much of benefit.

    The corsetier explained that over a week to even a few weeks of daily wearing a girdle that I will be become quite dependent on being girdled. And yes this does happen and I love it being daily well encased in a girdle. Now I wear a girdle even when just relaxing around the house.

    If you are interested in locating a great corsetier email me at toms_0321@yahoo.com

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  12. AnonymousMay 02, 2012

    Hello Everyone,
    I am a new member of the Sisterhood and would really appreciate if anyone could give me some information as to:
    Where I can buy panty girdle patterns or
    If seamstresses would actually make them to specifications.
    Thank you kindly,
    Leslie

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  13. So glad i found this blog. I had never heard of femulate, but obviously have been doing it all my life. Just Love wearing any and all girdle styles

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