'Nanette' Child's Stretch Girdle By Formtex

'Nanette' Child's Stretch Girdle By Formtex, c. 1960s, Sweden. The Underpinnings Museum. Photography by Tigz Rice.

Date: c. 1960s

Origin: Sweden

Fabric: Elasticated nylon

Brand: Formtex


A girdle in elasticated nylon mesh. It has four integrated suspender straps with metal grips. A small embroidered floral appliqué trims the waistline.

This style is designed to pull on over the hips and has no fastenings. It is not designed to dramatically reshape the body, instead offering gentle support, and most importantly, a method to keep stockings up in a time before tights were easily accessible.


From the collection of The Underpinnings Museum

Museum number: UPM-2022-002


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