Review of the vintage Marcel Worth 1591 girdle

I love these garments on a woman…..or a woman with a bit of something “extra”……

The Nylon Swish

Last year I acquired a large amount of vintage Marcel Worth stock, which you can read about here. Amongst the lot, were many treasures, some of which have become favourites in my personal collection. One of those pieces is the 1591 girdle.


I’m going to be honest (as always), this is not a starter girdle! It is by no means an extreme piece of shapewear, nor does it have a tonne of steel boning, but it is an item that vintage underwear newbies might want to steer clear of for now. The reason that I say this is because it is quite firm, and it does cover a lot of the lower body. I would always recommend newbies to start with a light stretchy girdle, such as this one.


The structure of this girdle is very traditional in my opinion, it has a satin bum panel, strong…

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