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How to go to the restroom whilst wearing foundation garments...

Discussion in 'The Powder Room' started by xitsvivx, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. xitsvivx

    xitsvivx Familiar Face

    So I didnt think this would go so much under the corsets, & underpinnings thread as Ive noticed more recommendations and this is more of a question...

    Whilst wearing corselettes, open bottom girdles, & basically anything with garters holding up your stockings...
    How does one use the restroom?
    Do you unhook? Is there some sort of trickery for this maneuver? lol.
    Whats the best way to go about this?
  2. Lady Day

    Lady Day I'll Lock Up Bartender

    You wear your undies *over* your underpinnings. That way all you have to do your normal routine when doing to the loo.

    Actually, I think this could be a good Q&A thread on how do you do *that* type of thing in vintage wear. :)

  3. xitsvivx

    xitsvivx Familiar Face

    i can see how that could work whilst wearing a garter belt... but what about corselettes and long lined open bottom girdles?
  4. The common underwear in the Era was loosely-cut tap pants that fit over the girdle -- not low-cut like modern versions, but full cut, waist high, with a fairly deep crotch and flared legs. Ample room to pull them up over a girdle.

    (You didn't see this in catalog photos and magazine ads because, obviously, it would cover up the girdle and defeat the purpose of the ad...)
  5. Of course, you can also undo the rear garters and flip up the bottom of the girdle if you prefer to wear undies underneath -- it's not as complicated as it sounds, and once used to it, you can do and undo yourself pretty quickly.
  6. Lauren

    Lauren Distinguished Service Award

    What? Go to the bathroom? Vintage girls back then didn't *do* that. lol

    You know, I've got to admit that LizzieMaine's suggestion works good for me. After wearing "normal" underwear all my life it was an adjustment getting used to the way that vintage undies and tap pants feel... kinda breezy! lol
  7. Miss 1929

    Miss 1929 My Mail is Forwarded Here

    I've never really seen the point of wearing both panties (of any kind) and a longish girdle, except maybe in super cold climates. Since there's a slip over the girdle, that covers any bumps of garters. So no panties makes it a lot simpler.
    That being said, I still do have to unhook the back ones and flip up. Some of my skinny friends just push the girdle down and pull it up as if it were panties - but with the tensile strength of the girdle over the avordupois, that doesn't work for me at all.
  8. I tend to wear nothing under girdles but knickers over the suspender belt, which is never how it's portrayed by sellers. I was shocked to hear that some girls don't do this - my best friend asked me how I wore stockings every day when going to the loo was such a chore and was amazed by the suggestion that she put the belt on underneath!
  9. *martini*time*

    *martini*time* A-List Customer

    I'm with the other ladies, over top is key! In my OBG, i just wear nothing under it or over it. It makes it a heck of a lot easier to go to the bathroom. With my garter belt, i wear big ol' drawers over top of it. then all you have to do is pull them down and you're good to go! I would love to get a pair of tap pants but the ones in stores around here (they're maybe more of a modern cut) seem to be too tight. I want something like Lauren said...something more "breezy"
  10. KittyT

    KittyT I'll Lock Up

    I don't bother with tap pants - nice ones are too expensive, they're too hard to find, and under tight clothes, they defeat the purpose of the long, slim line that the girdle creates. I know some of us like to wear undies underneath OB girdles - and thongs are perfect. They create no lines, and to go to the bathroom, all you have to do is pull it to the side. Super easy!

    With garter belts, yes, absolutely wear your undies over the belt!
  11. Miss_Bella_Hell

    Miss_Bella_Hell My Mail is Forwarded Here

    I use the "pull to the side" method with girdles and also with garter belts. None of my girdles are long enough for this to be a problem.

    And I never use tap pants either, I agree with Kitty - they mess up the smooth line under tight clothes, and wearing a thong underneath works just fine/better for me.
  12. buddy5909

    buddy5909 One of the Regulars


    Thank you so much for the answers. This is something I have been wondering for some time but haven't had the guts to ask anyone old enough to have grown up when ladies wore this kind of stuff.
  13. If I wore a girdle commando would definitely have to be it. Odd to wear a girdle and thong.
    Guess I could but I also wouldn't be able to think all day. :p
  14. xitsvivx

    xitsvivx Familiar Face

    now do you ladies unhook your garters from your stockings, loosen the slack on the garters or just go ahead and uh.. sit?
  15. swingkitten85

    swingkitten85 Familiar Face

    I just wanted to pipe up and say thank you for all your insight into this, ladies! One of my 2010 goals is to start wearing a garter belt or girdle more often (actually, I need to get both first! I have a few garter belts, but they're not of the vintage type and don't like to stay put with stockings are attached. lol ), but I worried about how awkward/annoying it would be to use the loo. It's one of those questions that you want to ask, but most times are too shy to.

    So thanks, gals!
  16. Lady Day

    Lady Day I'll Lock Up Bartender

    I dont, I just sit. :eek:
    I prolly should unsnap the back garters, but then Id be in the bathroom another 10 min putting them back on! This in between the 'take a brake' motions to go to the ladies just to check and see that my seams are straight!
    Oh the things we do for beauty.

    I do try to limit my liquid intake when I wear my stockings/garters and go to the restroom right before I put them on. If I can go an evening with no real 'potty brake' so to speak, then its that much more rewarding when I *do* make it home lol

  17. HadleyH

    HadleyH I'll Lock Up

    Lauren LOL!!!! ain't that the truth!lol lol :D
  18. Miss 1929

    Miss 1929 My Mail is Forwarded Here

    lol lol lol
  19. Miss_Bella_Hell

    Miss_Bella_Hell My Mail is Forwarded Here

    I just sit too! I don't loosen. Too much of a pain!

    I dunno, I have always worn thongs and I can't feel 'em at all. I always get a wedgie anyway if I wear regular undies!
  20. You thong-wearing gals are made of sterner stuff than me. I tried one once, and all I could think of was doing situps in grammar-school phys-ed class, wearing a gymsuit with a thick seam right up the middle.

    I usually do loosen, just to get the back of the girdle up and out of the way. I've become quite good at doing the necessary fast reach to reconnect them, but long arms help.

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