Sunday, 20 January 2013

Get A Grip!

Gosh, these look like almost industrial strength suspenders!  Some more adverts from the Needlecraft magazine of about 1900.



And, if F Cecil Russell's cure for corpulence didn't work, then I suppose its back to the corset!


Such a lot of underwear - and doesn't look that comfortable, either!


Enjoy what's left of your Sunday.

Love, Liz

14 comments:

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello:
What superb advertisements. And we are old enough to remember seeing not such dissimilar signs in department stores in London in the 1950s.

Enjoy your Sunday too. It is, sadly, rapidly slipping away.

gilly said...

Bless whoever invented Hold Ups! These look so uncomfortable!
Happy Sunday to you too,
Xx

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Glad I dont have to wear those corsets!....probably need one but no way. Love old advertising.

sky-blu-pink said...

Hilarious! 'velvet grip' is surely an oxymoron! The ads are very convincing though, I would probably be hooked in to get that perfect Edwardian silhouette!

Paulette said...

You are so right about the underwear not looking comfortable, but they are sure fun to see. Thanks for sharing them, I did enjoy.

Mum said...

Tose suspenders look more like braces to me!
Love from Mum
xx

**Anne** said...

Ha, ha, those old ads certainly give me a laugh. Thank goodness the days of corsets are gone.
Anne xx

vintage grey said...

Oh my! Can you imagine wearing those! Thanks for sharing! LOve your beautiful grannies on the last post! xo Heather

delia hornbook said...

Old advertising is just the best :-) dee x

The Custards said...

I am in desperate need of one of those corsets....
Best wishes
Jenny

Little Nell said...

Perhaps she had industrial strength stockings to 'suspend'! I love these old ads Liz. Thanks for putting them on here.

pastcaring said...

Velvet grip sounds like it should be an erotic novel, the new 50 Shades!
And the Formu corset which gives "undersized busts a pleasing suggestion of generous proportions" was clearly the chicken fillet/Wonderbra of its day! Plus ca change...
Great ads, Liz! xxxx

Maria said...

~ Great vintage advertising, Liz..
My~ how times have changed! People seem to let it all 'hang out' now, when they perhaps shouldn't hehe.
I did notice YOU in Pretty Nostalgic Mag....
Such a lovely read...
With kind thoughts, Maria X

Miss Simmonds Says said...

Great adverts, huge suspenders!! I wouldn't mind trying these out, though I don't need bust enhancers!