Each intermediate valve with a single slit; girdle hairy.
Round the waist over the tunic was worn a leathern girdle having a broad iron buckle damascened with silver.
por-urar, Syrian uroro, Coptic bat- rashil; the girdle to the Arm.
If worn without a girdle it went by the name of XeTWV 6pOour6.
In Tahiti and Tonga clothing might be discarded without offence, provided the individual were tattooed; and among the Caribs a woman might leave the hut without her girdle but not unpainted.
The pelvic girdle and the hind-limbs show the least reduction found in any recent snakes, ilia, pubes and ischia being still distinguishable, the last even retaining their symphysis, and there are small vestiges of the femurs.
Belfast Lough is of great though quiet beauty; and the city itself is seen at its best from its seaward approach, with its girdle of hills in the background.
The Russians were by this time well on their way to the Theiss, and the terrible girdle which was to throttle the liberties of Hungary was all but completed.
It took the form of a warrior, wearing a girdle of three stars and a lion's skin, and carrying a club and a sword.
In fact, the whole skeletons of the wings and of the shoulder girdle seem to have been lost, excepting Anomalopteryx dromaeoides, which, according to Hutton,' had still some vestiges.
It consists of a white felt cap, a long white tunic bound with a red girdle, white linen trousers and opinki, or sandals.
The fortifications as such were removed in 1815, but they have left their trace in a fine girdle of green round the city, though too many inroads on its completeness have been made by railways and roadways.
(in which contending prophets confront one another in a contest of symbols), of the linen girdle of ch.
Seizure of the girdle of Hippolyte, queen of the Amazons.
Valves immersed in the girdle, with small tegmentum.
Having tied a girdle over his coat and pulled his cap low on his head, Pierre went down the corridor, trying to avoid making a noise or meeting the captain, and passed out into the street.
The priestly dress, which is all white, consists of drawers, an upper garment, and a girdle with the so-called taga (" crown");.
In ordinary life it was generally pulled up through the girdle and formed a KC)R?ros (Greek Art, fig.
"girdle," "sackcloth"; and M.
pelagica) there is an outer girdle of fine cilia for swimming.
The vestments of a priest are the sticharion, epitrachelion, girdle, epimanikia and phainolion.
Vermiform, with thick girdle and small valves; insertion and sutural plates strongly drawn forward, sharp and smooth.
In the cinctus Gabinus, which was the fashion adopted in early times when fighting was in prospect, the end of the toga was drawn tightly round the waist and formed a kind of girdle; this was retained in certain official functions, such as the opening of the emple of Janus in historical times.
Such a complete reduction of the whole anterior limb and girdle is unique among birds, but the cassowaries indicate the process.
It was a very richly decorated object of coloured threads interwoven with gold, worn outside the luxurious mantle or robe; it was kept in place by a girdle, and by shoulder-pieces (?), to which were attached brooches of onyx (fastened to the robe) and golden rings from which hung the "breastplate" (or rather pouch) containing the sacred lots, Urim and Thummim.
It presents a single pair of muscles attached along its inner wall which run up and form a muscular girdle round the body in its posterior third.
On either side is attached a dorsolateral and ventro-lateral appendage, each with a fan-like plumose termination consisting of compound hairs or setae, found elsewhere only among arthropods (q.v.); each of these is moved by muscles running upwards towards the neck and arising immediately under the trochal disk, the inferior ventro-lateral pair also presenting muscles which form a girdle in the hind region of the body.
And the sayd Iohn had his garment of camels heare, & a girdle of a skinne about his loynes: and his meate was locustes & vvilde honie.
Each pair has a single insertion on the inner wall - the one pair near the free extremity of the limb, the other near its attachment; the bands run up, one of each pair on each side, and run right round the body forming an incomplete muscular girdle, the ends approximating in the median line.
The outer girdle (Heb.
Stratz divides clothing climatically into two classes: tropical, which is based on the girdle (or, when the attachment is fastened round the neck, the cloak), and the arctic, based on the trouser.
The upper part of the body was covered with a tunic fastened over the girdle.
All-in-Ones seem to be a corset and girdle hybrid.
It is a sack-like tunic of white linen, with narrow sleeves and a hole for the head to pass through, and when gathered up round the waist by the girdle (cingulum) just clears the ground.
Unfortunately several of these fertile tracts suffer severely from malaria (q.v.), and especially the great plain adjoining the Gulf of Tarentum, which in the early ages of history was surrounded by a girdle of Greek cities—some of which attained to almost unexampled prosperity—has for centuries past been given up to almost complete desolation.
He gives reasons for believing that in the Church of England, under the first Prayer Book, as in the Lutheran Churches, while chasuble and alb were retained, stole, maniple, amice and girdle were discontinued.
In1844-1859the German Confederation carefully fortified it, and in 1876 the new German Empire added a comprehensive outer girdle of detached forts, culminating in the powerful citadel of Wilhelmsburg.
Sometimes, however, it was of matting or was seated with leather, or it would take the form of a narrow fringed girdle resembling that of many African tribes.
The Hittite warriors upon north Syrian sculptures (Zenjirli, perhaps ' all to 9th centuries) have a short-sleeved tunic which ends above the knees, and this type of garment recurs over a large area with numerous small variations (with or without girdle, slits at the neck, or bordering).
It must suffice, therefore, to record the Pharaoh's simple girdle (with or without a tunic) from which hangs the lion's tail, or the tail-like band suspended from the extremity of his head-dress (above), or the panther or leopard skin worn over the shoulders by the high priest at Memphis, subsequently a ceremonial dress of men of rank.
This second or outer girdle of fortifications formed the boundary between the city and the outlying suburbs, but was removed in 1892, when the incorporation of the suburbs took place.
In order to suspend this from the girdle there was employed a kind of button or toggle the netsuke.
The country surrounding Belfast is agreeable and picturesque, whether along the shores of the Lough or towards the girdle of hills to the west; and is well wooded and studded with country seats and villas.
That the palatal structure must be taken into consideration by taxonomers as affording hints of some utility there can no longer be a doubt; but perhaps the characters drawn thence owed more of their worth to the extraordinary perspicuity with which they were presented by Huxley than to their own intrinsic value, and if the same power had been employed to elucidate in the same way other parts of the skeleton - say the bones of the sternal apparatus or even of the pelvic girdle - either set might have been made to appear quite as instructive and perhaps more so.
In addition to an enormous body of new information chiefly on the shoulder girdle, the alar muscles and the nerve plexuses of birds, this work contained a critical and descriptive summary of practically the whole pre-existing literature on the structure of birds, and it is hardly necessary for the student of ornithology to refer to earlier literature at first hand.
The typical fighting costume of the Malay is a sleeveless jacket with texts from the Koran written upon it, short tight drawers reaching to the middle of the thigh, and the sarong is then bound tightly around the waist, leaving the hilt of the dagger worn in the girdle exposed to view.
From the girdle hung the single-edged missile axe or francisca, the scramasax or short knife, a poniard and such articles of toilet as scissors, a comb (of wood or bone), &c. The Franks also used a weapon called the framea (an iron lance set firmly in a wooden shaft), and bows and arrows.
cope and surplice; (3) vestments used at both - alb, amice, girdle, stole, dalmatic, tunicle.
Over this the priest, robing for mass, puts on the amice, alb, girdle (cingulum), stole, maniple and chasuble.
Taking the other orders downwards: deacons wear amice, alb, girdle, stole, maniple' and dalmatic; subdeacons, amice, alb, girdle, maniple and tunicle; the vestment proper to the minor orders, formerly the alb, is now the surplice or cotta.
An Orthodox bishop, vested for the holy liturgy, wears over his cassock - (i) the rnxcipcov, or alb (q.v.); the E7nrpay,Acov, or stole (q.v.); (3) the a narrow stuff girdle clasped behind, which holds together the two vestments above named; (4) the E7 n, uaviexa, liturgical cuffs, corresponding, possibly, to the pontifical gloves of the West;' (5) the i 7rtyovarcov, a stiff lozengeshaped piece of stuff hanging at the right side by a piece of riband from the girdle or attached to the o-AKKos, the equivalent of the Western maniple (q.v.); (6) the like the Western dalmatic (q.v.), worn instead of the 4acv6Acov, or chasuble; (7) the c?µocp6pcov, the equivalent of the Western pallium (q.v.).
At the present day the Lutheran Churches of Denmark and Scandinavia retain the use of alb and chasuble in the celebration of the eucharist (stole, amice, girdle and maniple were disused after the Reformation), and for bishops the cope and mitre.
BES, or Besas (Egyp. Bes or Besa), the Egyptian god of recreation, represented as a dwarf with large head, goggle eyes, protruding tongue, shaggy beard, a bushy tail seen between his bow legs hanging down behind (sometimes clearly as part of a skin girdle) and usually a large crown of feathers on his head.
This classification is ingenious and convenient as far as it goes, but it seems probable that the trouser, which also has the waist as its point of attachment, may itself be a further development of the girdle.
As worn by gods and men it was a long and rather loose kind of skirt suspended from a girdle.
69) the Arabs under Xerxes wore a long cloak fastened by a girdle.
In addition to a tunic (kuttoneth) and a seamless mantle or robe (meil), he wore the breastplate (hoshen), the ephod, and a rich outer girdle.
The kaftan is confined by the girdle, which is a silk scarf, or cashmere or other woollen shawl.
To prevent substitution on the journey each recruit wears a string girdle sealed in lead.
Their clothing is simple: a loin cloth for the men and for the women a girdle or petticoat of leaves.
We know that at the same time that some Scandinavian folk were harrying all the western lands, others were founding Garbariki (Russia) in the east; others were pressing still farther south till they came in contact with the eastern empire in Constantinople, which the northern folk knew as MikillgarOr (Mikklegard); so that when Hasting and Bjorn had sailed to Luna in the gulf of Genoa the northern folk had almost put a girdle round the Christian world.
Naturally, there are a number of works currently attributed to Angelico, but not really his; for instance, a "St Thomas with the Madonna's girdle," in the Lateran museum, and a "Virgin enthroned," in the church of S.
through the middle of the girdle of forts; the fortifications of the right bank, beginning with Fort de la Mouche, near the river 3 m.
Next to the skin the Parsi wears a sadra or sacred shirt, with a girdle called kasti.
The ceremony consists in investing him with the kusti, or girdle of his faith.
The Sicilians honoured his august aspect as he moved amongst them with purple robes and golden girdle, with long hair bound by a Delphic garland, and brazen sandals on his feet, and with a retinue of slaves behind him.
The kamarband, or girdle, is also characteristic of class.
The vapour-laden sea air blowing landward against the girdle of snow and glaciers on the mountain barriers a few miles inland drains its moisture in excessive rain and snow upon the lisiere, shrouding it in well-nigh unbroken fog and cloud-bank.
The boundary dispute involved the interpretation of the words, quoted above, in the treaties of 1825 and 1867 defining the boundary of the Russian (later American) possessions, and also the determining of the location of Portland Canal, and the question whether the coastal girdle should cross or pass around the heads of the fjords of the coast.
The most brilliant stars are a Andromedae or "Andromeda's head," and f3 Andromedae in the girdle (Arabic mirach or mizar), both of the second magnitude; y Andromedae in the foot (alamak or alhames), of the third magnitude.
The outermost crescent canal is called the Singel Gracht (girdle canal), and marks the boundary of the city at the end of the 17th century.
The linen dresses of women are fastened by a long sash or girdle, wound many times round the waist; the holiday attire being a white gown covered with embroideries, one or more brightly coloured aprons and necklaces of beads or coins.
These upper and lower limits of the timber belt are sometimes very sharply defined, so that tall mountains may be marked by a dark girdle of forest, above and below which appear walls of bare rock.
The men wear a tarbush with white roll, a black under-robe with white girdle, a short loose jacket, and when necessary an aba or parti-coloured cloak over all.
The mandarins alsowear certain insignia embroidered on their official robes, and have girdle clasps of different material.
The first grade have, for civilians an embroidered Manchurian crane on the breast and back, for the military an embroidered unicorn with a girdle clasp of jade set in rubies.
The second grade, for civilians an embroidered golden pheasant, for the military a lion with a girdle clasp of gold set in rubies.
Like the highlands of Siberia, those of Turkestan are fringed by a girdle of plains, having an altitude of 1000 to 1500 ft., and these again are skirted by an immense lowland area reaching only 400, 300 and 150 ft.
At the extremity of Hymettus, where it projects into the Saronic Gulf, was the promontory of Zoster ("the Girdle"), which was so called because it girdles and protects the neighbouring harbour; but in consequence of the name, a legend was attached to it, to the effect that Latona had loosed her girdle there.
The Rotifera are characterized by the retention of what appears in Molluscs and Chaetopods as an embryonic organ, the velum or ciliated prae-oral girdle, as a locomotor and foodseizing apparatus, and by the reduction of the muscular parapodia to a rudimentary or non-existent condition in all present surviving forms except Pedalion.
One of the tasks imposed upon Heracles by Eurystheus was to obtain possession of the girdle of the Amazonian queen Hippolyte (Apollodorus ii.
3 6 ) describes them as savage women, whose persons were covered with hair, which gave rise to the story of their snaky hair and girdle.
The modern German system of fortification consists of a girdle of fourteen detached forts, at a distance of from three to five miles from the centre of the town.
The male Papuan is usually naked save for a loin-cloth made of the bark of the Hibiscus, Broussonetia and other plants, or a girdle of leaves.
On festal occasions he decks his wellforked-out and dyed hair with feathers and flowers, and sticks others in his ear-lobe holes and under his armlets; while a warrior will have ovula shells and various bones of his victims dangling from ringlets of his hair, or fixed to his armbands or girdle.
Over this was a tightly fitting tunic (roar, lend) reaching below the hips with a girdle at the waist.
In the middle of Hungary a line of hills rises above the plain, striking from the Platten See towards the northeast, where it merges into the inner girdle of the Carpathian chain.
Prorocentraceae (Schutt) (=the Adinida of Bergh); body surrounded by a firm shell of two valves without a girdle band; transverse groove absent; transverse flagellum coiled round base of longitudinal.
(Schutt); body with a shell of plates, a girdle band along the transverse groove, in which the transverse flagellum lies.
The pectoral girdle of the Stegocephalia is, of course, only known from the ossified elements, the identification of which has given rise to some diversity of opinion.
The pectoral girdle of the living types of batrachians is distinguishable into a scapular, a coracoidal, and a praecoracoidal region.
In the Ecaudata the ilium is greatly elongated and the pubis and ischium are flattened, discoidal, and closely applied to their fellows by their inner surfaces; the pelvic girdle looks like a pair of tongs.
he complains to Siegfried next morning; and once more the hero has to intervene; invisible in his tarnkappe he wrestles with Brunhild, and, after a desperate struggle, takes from her her girdle and ring before yielding place to Gunther.
The girdle and ring he gives to his wife Kriemhild (Avent.
Kriemhild was taunted with being the wife of Gunther's vassal; whereupon, in wrath, she showed Brunhild the ring and the golden girdle taken by Siegfried, proof that Siegfried, not Gunther, had won Brunhild.
A girdle of mud accumulations encircles all the continents.
Dust a hot girdle with flour and bake the bannocks for a few minutes on each side until risen.
He is clad in a light-green tunic girt with a brown girdle, which his right hand clasps.
girdle of strength.
She wore a golden girdle, from which was suspended a bunch of golden keys.
He finally dragged the dragon to the town, using the princesses girdle, and slayed it in front of all the towns people.
Now John was clothed with camel's hair, and had a leather girdle around his waist, and ate locusts and wild honey.
girdle made especially for opera singers.
The gown is caught at the waist by a knotted, decorated girdle with a cross hanging from the loose end.
The camel's hair garment speaks of separation; the leathern girdle of a certain severity of restraint on himself, restraint upon nature.
He quickly threw open his cloak to peer in dismay at the pile of popcorn pooled in his pelvic girdle.
Their ancestors were flying birds, as shown by the similarities in their pectoral girdle to that of modern flying species.
The larva spins a very fine silken girdle to attach itself to the chosen pupation site.
girdle traverse of the whole outcrop.
girdle round about the earth in forty minutes.
girdle cakes although Welsh cakes tend to be firmer.
Relax the shoulder girdle, keep the teeth comfortably together with the tip of the tongue resting behind the front upper teeth.
Similarly, polymyalgia rheumatica in the elderly frequently presents with stiffness and pain in limb girdle muscles.
There is also some movement around the hip girdle.
leathern girdle of a certain severity of restraint on himself, restraint upon nature.
lorica segmentata girdle tie hooks.
Exercising your pelvic floor muscle is a great way to work your pelvic girdle.
pectoral girdle to that of modern flying species.
Air work with the breath to increase respiration and mobilize the shoulder girdle with brachial plexus work and trapezius release.
shoulder girdle must be rotated to the left in relation to the pelvis.
shoulder girdle muscles using the H reflex.
shoulder girdle pain.
Move up right and ascend slanting ledges to the ledge on the girdle traverse (peg runner ).
She unbuckled her girdle from around her waist and began to hastily unfasten the stones.
It is built of brick and is one of the finest specimens of Renaissance fortification, and exemplifies especially the transition from the old girdle walls to the system of bastions; it still has round corner towers, not polygonal bastions (Burckhardt).
Johnson, " On the Development of the Pelvic Girdle and Skeleton of the Hind-limb in the Chick," Q.J.M.S., xxiii., 1883, pp. 399-4 11; K.
The vestments of a priest are the sticharion, epitrachelion, girdle, epimanikia and phainolion (see Chasuble).
the sticharion, without a girdle, the epimanikia and the orarion (cop(ipeov, Lat.
In the Roman Catholic Church the amice, alb, girdle, stole, maniple, chasuble must be solemnly blessed by the bishop or his delegate, the prayers and other forms to be observed being set forth in the Pontificale (see Benediction).
Thus the alternative use of cope or chasuble (vestment) is allowed at the celebration of Holy Communion - an obvious compromise; of the amice, girdle (cingulum), maniple and stole there is not a word, 2 and the inference to be drawn is that these were now disused.
Some of these will be stricter, and some laxer; but on the whole all tend to "aggravate" the law - down to the point of forbidding the faithful to wear a girdle, or to kill a noxious insect on the Sabbath.
An w'? ??ul l ', II, joine instructive development shows 1l the upper part of the skirt hanging over the girdle so that an elementary mantle would be obtained by drawing the loose end up over the shoulders (Meyer, p. 93, cf.
The characteristic skirt is sometimes supplemented by a coarse cloth, perhaps a fleece, thrown over the J, shoulders; and in later times it is seen fastened outside a tunic by means of a girdle (see fig.
Myres shows that the costume consists of three parts - the loin-cloth itself, a white wrapper or kilt worn over it, and a knotted girdle which secured the whole and perhaps played its part in producing and maintaining the wasp waists characteristic of the Aegean race.
It was usual, however, to hold the front and back of the ir6rXos together by a girdle q'c'ovr7), passed round the waist below the airO rrv'ypa; the superfluous length of the garment was pulled up through the girdle and allowed to fall over in a baggy fold (KOA7ros) (see Greek Art, fig.
Sometimes the 6,7r67rT y yµa was made long enough to fall below the waist, and the girdle passed outside it (cf.
This second girdle of fortifications was known as the Lines (Linien), and a second wide boulevard (GÃƒ¼rtel-Strasse) follows their course round the city.
The inro (medicine-box), which it mainly served to fix in the girdle, has been driven out of fashion by the new civilization imported from the West, and artists who would have carved netsuke in former times now devote their chisels to statuettes and alcove ornaments.
It has a fine doorway with a bas-relief by Andrea della Robbia over it; but the most striking external feature is the lovely open-air pulpit at an angle of the building, erected by Donatello and Michelozzo for displaying to the people without risk the Virgin's girdle, brought from the Holy Land by a knight of Prato in 1130.
The Chapel of the Girdle has good frescoes by Agnoio Gaddi (1365), a statue of the Virgin by Giovanni Pisano, and a handsome bronze open-work screen.
Metz, already surrounded by the French with a girdle of forts, was extended and completed (see FORTIFICATION AND SIEGEcRAFT) as a great entrenched camp, and Strassburg, which in 1870 possessed no outlying works, was similarly expanded, though the latter was regarded an instrument of defence more than of attack.
Those who retain native costume wear a very full pair of silk trousers, bright colored stockings (usually pink), and a close-fitting vest with hanging sleeves and kirts, open down the front and at the sides, and long enough to turn up and fasten into the girdle, which is generally a cashmere shawl; a cloth jacket, richly embroidered with gold, and having short sleeves, is commonly worn over the vest.
above the sea, and covered with clay, with a girdle of loess at their foot, are well drained by the Ili and other feeders of Lake Balkash and support the numerous flocks and herds of the Kirghiz.
But though it is in reality an elevated plateau, with a general altitude of 4600 down to 2675 ft., it is nevertheless a depression when compared with the girdle of mountains which surround it on every side except the east, and even on that side it is shut in by the crumbling remains of a once mighty mountain system, the Pe-shan (see Gobi).
Within this mountain girdle lies the basin of the Tarim, extending over an area of 354,000 sq.
He had a musketoon over his shoulder and an ax stuck in his girdle.
Hat, bonnet, girdle, scabbards of swords, daggers, etc.
If the left is more visible than the right, the shoulder girdle must be rotated to the left in relation to the pelvis.
An investigation into the effect of tape on reflex activity in the shoulder girdle muscles using the H reflex.
Move up right and ascend slanting ledges to the ledge on the girdle traverse (peg runner).
The thin unpolished middle is called the girdle.
Other terms used synonymously are modesty apron, marriage apron, modesty skirt, loincloth, string skirt, and girdle.
One of the oldest African examples of cache-sexe is described as a girdle from twelfth-century Mali.
Get yourself a slinky garter belt, or, if you really want to be retro, a girdle, and make your legs happy.
No negative connotation about wearing a piece of Sexy Secrets....unlike positioning it as a girdle."
For those who like the 1960s look captured in the hit show Mad Men, there are more options, although again, the dresses demand at least a girdle to look right, which many modern women quite reasonably prefer not to wear.
Smoothing and shaping: If you're plagued by tummy bulge, a plus size longline bra can help control it if you wear it in addition to a girdle or other shapewear.
The look does demand foundation garments - you don't have to wear a corset or girdle, but both do help smooth your silhouette.
And if you want to wear a girdle or another piece of shapewear, why not have some sexy panties on underneath?
Combined with a girdle and stockings, you are drop-dead sexy.
An all-in-one girdle or long-line bra can do that, too, but a strapless corset provides an aura of sexy elegance and gives you the support you need when wearing a strapless dress or blouse.
Wearing a plus size panty girdle smooths your curves and flatters your figure, making you look and feel feminine, confident and sexy.
When a plus size woman wears a panty girdle today, the fabric is comfortable and allows her skin to breathe.
A control brief is a panty girdle that looks like a pair of panties.
An example of a high waisted panty girdle is offered at One Stop Plus by Rago and is available in sizes to 5x.
A long-leg panty girdle provides overall support as it shapes your hips, thighs and derriere.
Often there is a decorative lace bottom on the legs, such as the Crown Foundation panty girdle offered by JCPenney.
This plus size girdle is available in waist sizes to 50.
Once you add a plus size panty girdle that is comfortable and flattering to your lingerie wardrobe, it will quickly become one of your favorite foundation garments.
But most women wore a girdle, which hugged in her stomach and hips and created a smooth line under her clothes.
A plus sized woman might wear a bustier or a long-line girdle to create that smoothing effect.
This demands to be paired with a girdle and black seamed stockings.
A corset, or a girdle and a good bra, will shape your figure well.
Control top plus size pantyhose offers lightweight slenderizing support with a design that includes build-in girdle support to help smooth bulges, flatten the lower stomach and lift the rear slightly.
The elasticity and form molding characteristics of Lastex brought about other garments like the girdle, which not only held up stockings but also flattened the stomach.
Two flat panels are held in place by a belt or a girdle.
A small chip, scratch, or nick along the girdle of the stone - the narrowest part of a cut gem - can drastically reduce its value.
Flush Settings: Flush set diamonds are positioned so the stone's girdle (the widest part of the stone) is level with the metal surface of the band.
Invisible settings are created by carving a slit into each diamond just beneath its girdle.
The metal that secures the stone into the ring sits in that slit, but because the girdle is the stone's widest point, it effectively covers the metal, making the actual setting invisible.
Naturals are left behind by the diamond polisher and will not affect the value of a diamond if the natural is left very close to the girdle or on the girdle itself.
True Asscher cut diamonds bare both the Asscher family symbol and a identification number on the stone's girdle.
Authentic Royal Asscher rings have the company logo and a unique identification number lasered into the stone's girdle that is best viewed with a jeweler's loupe.
The stone's tall crown, a diminutive table, deep pavilion, thin girdle and large culet along with 58 facets give it depth.
Evening bags first surfaced in the 13th and 14th centuries as a coin purse hung discreetly from the girdle.
The product by this name sells primarily on the visual factor, and there's some truth to it -- if you get the whole package nice and strong, it does work a little like a girdle, pulling your midsection tighter.
These are mostly visible on the sides and, when properly trained and toned, they work a little like a girdle tightening up your entire midsection.
Training obliques in particular can help visually "tighten up" the waist by acting as the body's own girdle, just don't overdo it to the point where they get too bulky and take away from the flat abs you've worked so hard for.
The latter may not seem obvious at first, but having suitably toned obliques will help tighten up the waist kind of like a natural girdle.
Your shoulders are actually a group of muscles that support the shoulder girdle - which is a group of joints that connect the upper limbs to the rest of your body.
There are more than ten muscles that make up the muscles of the shoulder girdle and a well-designed shoulder stretch exercise involves all of these muscles.
A number of muscles attach into the shoulder girdle that are essential for shoulder movement.
Stretching the muscles and tendons of your rotator cuff can help to prevent injury and increase flexibility of your shoulder girdle.
This stretch is a simple one that stretches all of the muscles of the shoulder girdle - not just the rotator cuff.
The Ardyss Butt Enhancer Pantie Girdle promises just that.
The younger set during this era eschewed the girdle's tight constriction and preferred looser, free-flowing styles.
Shapewear not only lifts bustlines and fashions rear ends into more shapely silhouettes, it also continues the work of the original girdle.
Modern fabrics and technologies usually make today's shapewear more comfortable than the traditional girdle, but for some women, the girdle will always be a part of their daily wear.
The young women embracing girdles today may be tomorrow's mature woman who still loves what a girdle does for her shape.
Whether you choose to wear a traditional girdle or you prefer more modern styling in your foundation garments, try to place your comfort first.
Although yesterday's girdle didn't place much emphasis on a lady's comfort, you can still create an enviable figure with today's fabric and technology.
But if nothing else makes you feel confident and shapely like a girdle, feel free to wear it, no matter what your age.
You can also purchase the matching garter belt and girdle.
Though they rarely come in gift sets, any sort of undergarment that displays the terms: "slimming", "contouring", or basically implies a girdle effect, should be avoided at all costs.
In the early 1900s, that style of corset went by the wayside to make room for the invention of the modern-day brassiere and girdle.
The terms 'tight girdle syndrome' and 'Sommerring Syndrome' began to be used to describe hiatal hernias of the stomach seen with tight undergarments using modern medical tools.
While a girdle is relatively simple to find, it can be difficult to locate the right size for a man's body.
Let's face it, a man's straight-up-and-down frame doesn't gel well with an hourglass-shaped girdle.
Use these tips to choose a feminine girdle that is still functional as needed.
Tip 2: Buy a girdle in soft lace or a stretch lace combination for lounging.
Tip 3: Find a girdle in stretch lace, which is a way to accommodate a man's fleshier frame.
Tip 4: Pick up a girdle in power mesh with microfiber additions, which is perfect if you live in a warmer climate.
Pick up a girdle for men at any of these locations, depending on the fit you need.
If you are an apple-shaped man shopping for a girdle, you will want to buy one that's designed for stronger, fleshier women with a higher percentage of muscle and body fat, as well as with a larger frame.
Buy some of your regular basics there, like t-shirts, button-downs, and jeans, and then toss in a girdle.
While it might take longer than you expect to find the perfect girdle, when you find the right store, you'll be able to check back regularly for new arrivals in order to expand your collection.
You may also like the Vedette 209 Black Latex Body Shaper Firm Control Girdle, which has a similar fit to a one-piece swimsuit but leaves the breasts free (wear your bra of choice).
If you are shopping for a vintage corset, you may find that a number of retailers will falsely label a bustier or full body girdle as a full body corset.
It is referred to as a "girdle corset" and is meant to help the body maintain good posture as well as get back to its pre-pregnancy size in a timely fashion.
Now women could just slip into a belt and attach their nylons directly to it, instead of to a corset or girdle.
Your garter belt might come with matching underwear or girdle for coordination.
Still, a girdle can be a woman's secret weapon against premenstrual bloating or those few extra winter pounds.
Today, the term girdle has almost become archaic.
While the use of hernia support girdles won't correct the problem, the girdle can prevent the hernia from being noticeable as you are waiting for surgery.
Both men and women might opt to wear a hernia support girdle to hide the offending protrusion and alleviate any discomfort.
The response most men have to a doctor suggesting that they wear a hernia support girdle until the hernia can be removed ranges from incredulity to downright hostility.
The girdle can be seen as adding insult to injury and some might rather endure the discomfort of the hernia than add the embarrassment of the girdle.
The girdle for women looks very similar to a regular girdle, except that it is cushioned for comfort and support and zips closed.
You might also try posting a wanted ad - someone who has had a successful surgery might be more than happy to pass on the girdle they no longer need.
Still others point out that a lightweight modern girdle, combined with a well-fitting supportive bra, is all most women need to look and feel better in any outfit.
They also note that mantyhose can work like a girdle, or a "mirdle," and help control a beer belly.
If you need some support in the stomach and buttocks, consider a light girdle as opposed to some of the more boring items offered for older women.
Even the simplest girdle was heavy and stiff.
Girdle Bound: Girdle Bound specializes in sexy retro lingerie that is still practical.
You will also find details on the girdle like zippers as well as fabric choices of lace, velvet and leather.
It's hard to find a vintage girdle in good shape, because women wore them every day and bought them to last.
The nice thing about a girdle is that it looks retro no matter how modern it is.
The girdle, with its power to smooth and refine the figure while not being as restrictive as a corset, was worn by almost every woman in the country from the 1920s through to the 1970s.
Thus, lingerie manufacturers created the open bottom girdle with six garters attached, perfect for holding up thigh-high stockings, and this was the undergarment of choice in the 1940s and 1950s.
Deciding to wear an open bottom garter girdle is entirely based on personal preference.
Harken back to the femininity of old and wear your girdle with confidence.
It wasn't enough to wear a poufy crinoline under a circle skirt, a padded girdle fitted out the shape of the skirt or dress to perfection.
A properly fitting girdle is harder to get than it was in the heyday of the 1950s, but thanks to online shopping, you should be able to find one that works for you.
Lauren Silva has a collection of shapewear, including a 4-way stretch Lycra padded panty girdle by Rago with removable foam pads.
One of Lauren Silva's best sellers is the Squeem padded panty girdle, which lifts and shapes the bottom and gently tucks the tummy, all without lines.
Their Crown-ette curve-enhancing padded girdle is made of stretch nylon and has elastic around the waist and legs for added control and comfort.
If you've ever found yourself wishing for a shapelier figure, a panty girdle may just be the answer to your prayers.
A panty girdle is a special type of undergarment made from elasticized fabric that resembles a tight pair of athletic shorts.
Unlike the girdles that were popular in the 1920s and 1930s, a panty girdle generally does not have the garters necessary to keep stockings in place.
Since the term "panty girdle" has somewhat negative connotations among younger women, these undergarments are often marketed as control briefs.
If you're feeling self-conscious about your body's trouble spots, a girdle can provide a much-needed boost.
A girdle will save you from the hassle of expensive alterations.
A girdle brief looks similar in appearance to a pair of high-cut panties.
A boy short girdle has legs that extend to the mid-thigh area.
A long leg panty girdle has legs that extend down the thighs.
However, even if you have larger hips, it is recommended that you select your girdle to fit your waist.
When choosing a girdle, it's important the garment fits properly.
If worn too tightly, a girdle can act like a tourniquet and restrict the flow of blood from the feet and legs.
The Internet has made it easier than ever to shop for a new panty girdle.
It is also beneficial in the "panty" portion of the hose, since it can serve as a girdle to help tuck in your tummy and hips.
Corselettes - These items are sort of like a corset that goes down to the top of the thigh instead of ending at the waist, but constructed like a girdle.
A corselette is a combination of a girdle and braissiere.
For women who want some control but are determined to maintain comfort and not be forced into even a modern girdle, Spanx are ideal.
The girdle is less for giving an hourglass shape than the corset and instead focuses on slimming the lower body.
There are two types of girdles, the open bottom and the kind with leg openings, often called a panty girdle, that extend about halfway down the thigh.
A regular, old-fashioned girdle often features hook-and-eye or zipper closures instead.
If you're going for a girdle that will tantalize your lover, many of the styles you'll find could be a bit shorter than the panty girdles on the market.
As the corset left the scene around World War I, the girdle began to replace it.
Are you a vintage lover or someone who's looking for a new open bottom girdle?
Fit tips for your girdle: Order a girdle that features a waist cincher by getting yours a few inches smaller than your actual waist measurement.
Accessorizing your girdle: Look for vintage-inspired stockings like Cuban-heeled designs.
Choosing a girdle for your shape: If you have a shape that's heavier on the apple side, look for a girdle that opens and clasps in the front.
Selecting a girdle that trims and shapes: Get a girdle with special seams and latex details to keep things secure and comfortable.
In comparison to a corset, an open-bottom girdle was a modern treat, and a relatively comfortable one at that.
Today, the open girdle can still be found, but it is more difficult to source in-store in a variety of colors and styles.
This style of girdle can be purchased to do anything you want, from holding in awkward fleshy bits to smoothing curves and whittling the waist.
Check out Lord & Taylor for all-in-one girdle designs that combine a fresh design and microfiber feel.
ASOS carries an excellent compromise to the traditional open-bottom girdle--a waspie.
An open bottom girdle is a unique piece today--very few people wear one regularly--but it is a genius shaping item and a rather sophisticated foundation garment.
Old-Fashioned Girdle: If you prefer a more old-fashioned look than the usual Spandex design today, you'll want to try a vintage-style girdle.
This girdle design usually has lace or brocade panels and a front part with hook-and-eye closures.
Panty Girdle: This girdle holds everything in just so, and it's far more simple for containing and restraining.
This second girdle of fortifications was known as the Lines (Linien), and a second wide boulevard (GÃ¼rtel-Strasse) follows their course round the city.
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