Forget the diet! Half of women to wear control underwear to this year"s Christmas party… as waists have increased by eight inches since 1950s


Forget the diet! Half of women will wear control pants to the Christmas party… as waists increase by eight inches since 1950s

A model wears Playtex

A model wears Playtex”s original 1955 girdle (left) – one of the first-ever control underwear products to nip ladies” waists into shape – while another wears today”s underwear range, which caters to waists eight inches wider

A quarter of 18 to 34-year-olds said that they would be too embarrassed to wear large underwear in front of their partners, as made famous in Bridget Jones

Under control: But Bridget Jones, played by Rene Zelweger, was caught out when she wore her “big pants”. A quarter of 18 to 34-year-olds said that they would be too embarrassed to wear large underwear in front of their partners

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