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Subtract Girdles and Shapewear

Many lingerie and foundation companies have faded away during the past decade or so – Strouse Adler (Smoothie), Crown Foundations and more recently Custom Maid come to mind. True Form Foundations, makers of Subtract girdles and shapewear is another once popular brand that silently faded away a while back. Fortunately, many of those old Subtract styles are still made available by Cortland Foundations, under their Venus of Cortland label. These include many of the “memory stretch” styles. Included is the waistline control brief, the cuff-top control brief and the long torso control brief (all with tabs for optional garters); the waistline pantliner as well as thew high waist pantliner; and the long leg girdle and high-waist long leg girdle (both with tabs for garters). All of these garment feature the memory stretch fabric (kind of a double-layer fabric) and tummy panel. Here are a few photos:

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Venus of Cortland Shapewear

Bali Lace ‘n Smooth Body Briefer

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This is the body briefer version of the popular Bali Lace ‘n Smooth Underwire Bra. It’s soft, supportive and comfortable. It provides moderate support. This style was re-introduced last year and is as popular as ever. Besides the Lace ‘n Smooth Bra (style 3432), we also have Bali’s high waist thigh shaper in this fabric:
BALI LACE ‘N SMOOTH BODY BRIEFER, STYLE 8L10

Bridal (under) Wear

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Why do so many brides-to-be wait until the last minute for their shapewear, lingerie and hosiery needs? Nary a week goes by without someone needing an item for their upcoming wedding -and by upcoming, they’re talking days, not weeks or months! Plan ahead – these should be a part of the fitting process, not after the fact. Shown here is the Va Bien Strapless Long Leg Bodysuit, Style 1294 – a very popular wedding wear item for brides-to-be, bridesmaids, and mothers-of-the-brides. Va Bien in particular makesĀ  garments to meet almost any bridal need, including strapless bras, bustiers with garters, body briefers, strapless body briefers, low back briefers and many other bra, shapewear and panty items. Check their shapewear items out here:
Va Bien Shapewear