The Girdle is a form-fitting undergarment with garters. Distinguishes a Girdle from a Garter belt in that it is wide, reminiscent of a tight-fitting short skirt, hides the lower torso, extending below the hips, and worn often to shape or for support.
Girdle’s design derives from the 1910s corset shape. Then the stockings were attached to the corset. Corsets are a thing of the past, and it was necessary to fasten stockings. Remained fabric part (“skirt”) with garters. By the 1930s, Girdle’s modeling function returns. There were then also garter belts, but it was the support of the forms that women really liked. Girdle lost its popularity in the 1960s – 1970s, when tights appeared and most women did without stockings.