Foundation garments and body oppression

January 4, 2011

I was just reading Gertie’s latest post and caught the beginning of  what looks to be becoming a great discussion about the impact of the phasing out of foundation garments such as girdles. She refers to a book she is reading and questions whether the end of the girdle in the 1960’s was really as liberating as we tend to claim.

Since this is part of one of my personal fashion and body image hobby horses (right in there with “clothes can be poorly designed, constructed, and fitted; people can’t”, I encourage you to check out the post and join the coversation.


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