The girdle, from the word for 'belt, has a long history as a foundation garment, but really became a craze in the 1920's. The heavy elasticized garment encircled the torso, creating a rigidly controlled figure. Modern firm control girdles create shape and provide control using a combination of knit fabrics, contour bands and spot control. Some styles today still use boning, an open bottom and hook-and-eye closures, reminiscent of corsets. Many styles are really firm control shapewear, with legs to shape and firm the thighs. Other popular firm control girdle styles include waist cinchers, high waist briefs that smooth the entire torso, and briefs with extra control for tummy and a little lift for the derriere.
Welcome to HerRoom – the ultimate online lingerie store. Founded by Tomima Edmark in 1998, HerRoom has grown from bras and panties to swimwear, sleepwear, and intimate apparel and beyond. From petite to plus size we offer over 200 brand names - including Chantelle, Maidenform, Playtex and Wacoal - with more of your favorites brands and products being added almost daily to our collections. Our team works hard to provide photos and detailed product information including Customer Reviews, on every page to assist in your product selections. From bathing suits to sexy yoga pants to hosiery, HerRoom offers an unparalleled selection of products, combined with great pricing and top-notch service, to provide the most outstanding lingerie shopping experience for every customer. Enjoy the pleasure and excitement of lingerie shopping from the comfort and convenience of your own home!