Backstage at the Underwear Show, 1940s

I found a gorgeous set of photos on and thought I would share some of the images with you.







I feel like I was born in the wrong era! Looking at these photos makes me wish that I could have attended some of these underwear shows. I wish the author hadn’t been so negative about the photos, calling the underwear, “wildly impractical and constricting under garments”. Each to their own, but I love this underwear and find it to be a lot more practical than the modern equivalents.

If you would like to see the rest of the photos from this article, click here.


3 thoughts on “Backstage at the Underwear Show, 1940s

  1. Nice article showing girdles of the forties. You may be interested in a film starring Amy Adams and Frances Mcdormand called Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day. It is set in late 1930s and includes a lingerie fashion show which mainly involves girdles and stockings which are similar to the article. It came out in 2008 an should be available from a video store to rent.

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