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10th Anniversary Tribute Page

 

 

Spirella Magazine Sept. 1965

 

Introduction

 

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Ivy Leaf's Diary and What's New

 

Ivy Leaf's Archives

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Re-enacted for the Spirella 2013 calendar; Nov. 2011

 

 

Spirella

 

History

Foundations & Catalogues

Spirella's Numbering System

Brassieres

Girdles

Panty-girdles

Corselettes

Corsets, Surgical Corsets & the 305

Waist Nippers

 

 

Spirella Corsetieres

 

Training

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Measuring and Fitting

Corsetieres in Real Life

Headquarters and the Models

Spirella Corsetieres of the Past

Spirella and the Film Industry

The Spirella Magazine

Weddings

Demise

Health

Stereo Images

The Older Woman

An Alternative Social History

 

 

 Spencer

 

Spencer pre-War

Spencer post-War

Spencer 1951

Spencer 1962

The Spen-All

Barcley

 

 

Surgical Corsets

 

The Bad Back

German Back

 

 

Fan-Lacing Corsets

 

 

Samuel Higby Camp and his Amazing Corsets

Decades of Camp Brochures

Girdles    Panty-girdles

Bras   Corselettes

The Scientific Support

Maternity Engineering

Memories

 

Jenyns - The Australian Rival

 

Other Fan-Lacers

 

 

Surgical Corsets

Pul-Front Corsets

Reducing Corsetry

Alstons

Playtex

 

Corsetry Compendium

What is  a Girdle

and what is a Corset ?

Zippers and other Perils

General  Girdle  Questions

The Audibility of Underwear

Foundations (how many?)

The Feel of Foundations

The Sporting Woman

Corsets and the War

Sleeping in Corsets

Awful   Corsetry

Strange Names

Tight-Lacing

Curiosities

Hip-spring

Big Hips

Colours

Pet Names

Under-belts

Girdle Hooks

I Scream Cones

Vestigial   Lacing

Knickers and Corsets

How to don your girdle

Stewardesses  and  Girdles

Trapped inside my Pantygirdle

How to Lace your Corset, Madam

Reminiscences of Wearing Corsets

When were  Foundations  worn ?

What was the best foundation ?

The  Trendelenburg  Position

Roll-ons, Step-ins and Belts

Suspenders  and Stockings

The Old Corset Shop

Unusual  Boning

Invisible Lacing

Glorious  Satin

 

 

 

What lies beneath?

 

The Visibility of Underwear

 

 

 

Technical Corsetry

 

A Lengthy Subject

And a Weighty One too!

Who wore what, when? 

Corset Detectives!

Dating Girdles

Bra Sizes

 

Corsetieres

 

Berlei

Camp

Charis

Spirella

Spencer

Playtex

 

 

Alison

Isobel

 

Madame Medeq

featuring

Cathie Jung

 

Ethel Granger

Illa Knina

Madame Caswill

Marianne

Rosalind

Wilbro

Dorothea Allen

Iris Norris & Gardner's

 

Tales

Letters

 

 

The Stout Woman

The Stout Woman's Point-of-View

 

A Panic in Fat

Cartoons

 

 

Advertising

The Amazing World of

Before and After Woman

 

Corsets and the War

 

 

 

Roger's Ramblings

 

Advisories and News

Shapewear Revival

Other Stories

Humorous Articles

Girdle Sales Statistics

Pantyhose: A Relic of the 20th Century

Hideaway Holsters

Rechargeable Bras

Visibility of Underwear

Pan Am and Girdles

Bras: Bewildering and Bewitching

Bra Sales Statistics

DDumb

 

 

Other Famous Brands

 

 

Ambrose Wilson

Berlei

Charis

Dominion

Gossard

Lane Bryant

Marks and Spencer

Rigby & Peller

Sarong

Sears

Strodex

Symingtons

Triumph

Twilfit

Warners

Other Brands

The Ivy Leaf Collection

 

Making the 2010 Calendar

Making the 2012 Calendar

Making the 2014 Calendar

Making the 2015 Calendar

 

Pulling Together

 

 

European Corsets

 

 

French 

Dior

Colour and Satin

A Discussion

 

Belgian

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German

German Abdomen

German Back

Figesta

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Spirella in Malmö

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