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Rago Waist Cincher 21
Rago 21 Waist CincherSale $37.80Reviews Rago 21 reviewsXS to 8X Sizing
Rago 20" Girdle Panties 6206
Rago 6206 20" Girdle PantiesSale $49.50Reviews Rago 6206 reviewsUp to Size 8X
Rago Panty Brief 619
Rago 619 Panty BriefSale $32.40Reviews Rago 619 reviewsUp to Size 8X
Va Bien Satin Firm Control High Waist Girdle 3766
Va Bien 3766 Satin Firm Control High Waist Girdle$39.00Select colors/sizes on saleReviews Va Bien 3766 reviewsUp to Size 6X
Va Bien Satin Front Firm Control Leg Shaper 3757
Va Bien 3757 Satin Front Firm Control Leg Shaper$42.00Select colors/sizes on saleReviews Va Bien 3757 reviewsUp to Size 6X


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.

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