After recently posting photos of myself wearing my fan-laced girdle, I received quite a few questions about the garment itself. Fan-laced girdles are very special to me, so I was more than happy to talk about them.
I have recorded a video (below) in which I talk about their history, where to buy vintage FLGs, and where to buy modern versions. I also mentioned sizing with regards to my modern FLG and what I dislike about it.
I hope you enjoy the video, and please feel free to post any questions in the comments!
To recap, here are some details:
The modern FLG that I’m wearing in this video is called a ‘Cortland Back Lacing Corset Girdle‘ and can be bought online from JustFigures.com (previously GirdleBound.com). It costs $70 USD which is quite reasonable for the complexity of the garment.
Choose the size of the girdle based on your waist measurement. For example, if you have a 32 inch waist, select a size 32. The sizes range from 26 inches to 40 inches.
This girdle is non-stretch, except for a few small panels around the thigh and bum area.
Aspects that could be improved (in my opinion):
- The pulley straps could be made of thicker fabric to prevent them from bunching up while tighting the garment.
- Plastic loops should be replaced by fabric loops (loops are designed to tuck in the straps).
- Suspender clip tabs should be made of fabric rather than plastic.
Have you tried this style of garment before? What did you think?