Girdles, in some form or other, like shapewear have been around for centuries. The firm control, additional targeted control and clever boning and shaping will provide all the control women want in plus sizes. Some plus sized girdles have all-around contour band that provide extra control for tummy, hips and rear. The firm compression controls midriff bulge to make your outfits look great. Plus size girdles are available in a variety of styles, including panty girdles, long leg shapers and high-waisted styles. Most girdles today are closed on the bottom. Some have a split crotch for added convenience. There are also open bottom shapers. Most styles often come with detachable garters. With or without boning, amazing modern materials provide body-shaping stretch. Some brands extend to size 10X, which fits a 50"" waist and 60"" hips.