Usually when I dress up I wear my bra (of course), stockings, and then some type of tummy support. Add on my leg braces (that are plastic), my shoes, and makeup on and I felt like a melting wax figure!
This actually got me thinking. I have been curious about vintage bras, girdles, and stockings for a bit now and wondered to myself if possibly wearing an open bottom girdle would not only give my tummy support but allow myself to feel less constricted with the full pantyhose on and instead wear stockings attached to the garter-which I have never done.
I also have been looking for more comfortable option for tummy support. I love my Spanx but sometimes it would make me feel like I was being choked no matter what I am wearing I like to feel comfortable. My braces already make me feel uncomfortable (they are awesome but I feel constricted in them) so I think that's one of the main reasons I look for comfort when it comes to fashion.
So, I decided to go for it and find myself an open bottom girdle. After seeing an episode of Call the Midwife and seeing a character wearing one with a side zipper, I knew that I had to have one. I figured a side zipper would be so much more easier for my hands than pulling up the Spanx. And that's another thing I look for when it comes to vintage, I look for pieces that won't strain my hands-ie. odd buttons/zippers, tight pieces, etc.
I am happy today to bring to you a review on Rago's Open Bottom Girdle 1294. I purchased it from Secret's and Lace and it was shipped promptly and packaged well.
Now before you look at the photos-take note that my biggest weak spot is my post-babies tummy. I will not lie, I have a pouch but I am working hard at learning to accept it.
I wore a simple but pretty 1950's cotton dress and I picked this one especially because the cut of the dress sort of accentuates the mid area. See for yourself. You be the judge if Rago would be right for you!
tummy support. They don't have this one online but they may in the shop-love it-so comfy especial under pants/jeans.
I found both to be extremely comfortable but for the dress I say 100% for the Rago. I loved how much tummy support it gave me. I think there is a difference. What I loved about it also is that it felt so comfortable and it was easy to put on. It was a little tricky to get the zipper up for me, only because my hands weak. It was easy to go up and down the stairs as well. I haven't worn it with the stockings just yet but I have a feeling I will love it even more. I mean if anyone needs to feel a little sexy under their dress it is me! My braces defiantly do not add to the feeling of sexiness hehe
All in all to show off your best curves I highly recommend the Rago Open Bottom Girdle. I purchased mine high wasted but you can also get one that is lower.
Have you tried Rago? What do you love/dislike about them?
Dress: 1950's Cotton from LikewiseVintage
Earrings: Purchased from a thrift shop
Moonglow Bracelets: Purchased from Etsy
Handbag: Purchased in MO
Lipstick: MAC Vegas Volt