Spirella's Girdle Descriptions
Spirelette Girdle Descriptions
Spirella Magazine 1953
From the Spirella Magazines of 1952 and 1954
Despite the glowing references to the Spirelette pantie-girdle 122 in 1953 (above), the model was withdrawn two years later. I was surprised that the pantie-girdle was even around in Britain in 1953. I think it was too early for the period. In Britain, girdle wearers were reluctant to change until the irrevocable dominance of the tights in the late 1960's. This is when Spirella introduced the name once again, but they were fighting a loosing battle against the High Street brands.