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Gartered Open Bottom Girdle by Venus® Cortland Foundations®
 
4.6

(based on 52 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (38)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good support (47)
  • Comfortable (43)
  • Durable (31)
  • Figure-flattering (30)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable (3)

Best Uses

  • Under dresses (37)
  • Casual wear (29)
  • Formal occasions (27)
  • Office (23)
  • Under pants (10)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      91% 

      (43 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Comfort driven (37), Style driven (13)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (42), Yes (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Girdle!! I love it!

Because I regularly wear an open bottom girdle I always try to keep at least 3 on hand. As a result, when one of my older girdles bit the dust I called and ordered...Read complete review

Because I regularly wear an open bottom girdle I always try to keep at least 3 on hand. As a result, when one of my older girdles bit the dust I called and ordered this model girdle for the third time. The 4519 is a terrific girdle, both valuewise and qualitywise. Though I always order this girdle one size smaller than my hips would indicate it is still a very, very comfortable girdle which is also gently supportive. Open bottom girdles are becoming increasingly harder to find so I hope that National will continue to stock this wonderful style. And the National stockings, item # 900 are a great complement to this girdle.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

The girdle is fine, garters not so fine

I recently purchased a black girdle from National. The portion of the garters that attach to my stockings are flimsy and very difficult to attach. In fact,this morning I put on the girdle...Read complete review

I recently purchased a black girdle from National. The portion of the garters that attach to my stockings are flimsy and very difficult to attach. In fact,this morning I put on the girdle and gave up when one of the garters fell apart. I purchased the same girdle in white a few months earlier and the garters are easy to attach. Both girdles fit well and are quite comfortable. Comfort is important to me because I wear a girdle almost every day.

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4.0

Open Bottom Girdle

By Sammi

from Midwest

About Me Comfort Driven

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Figure-Flattering
  • Good Support

Cons

  • Garter Clips Are No Good

Best Uses

  • Formal Occasions
  • Office
  • Under Dresses

Comments about Gartered Open Bottom Girdle by Venus® Cortland Foundations®:

I'd give this 5 stars but the garter clips on this are worthless. They are way undersize and flimsy for any type of stocking no matter how sheer the welt is. Since this type of girdle is hard to find and it has detachable garter clips I ordered new garter clips ($4) from a sewing supplier to replace these. The girdle is now perfect. Great garment but fix the garters. If you are an avid stocking wearer replace the clips.

  • Sizing:
  • Feels true to size
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Love it!

By Tonya

from Waukegan, IL

About Me Style Driven

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Figure-Flattering
  • Good Support

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Formal Occasions
    • Under Dresses

    Comments about Gartered Open Bottom Girdle by Venus® Cortland Foundations®:

    Wonderful open bottom girdle. I will be buying another.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Buying another one in black

    By Kay

    from Missouri City, TX

    About Me Comfort Driven

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Support

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Formal Occasions
      • Office
      • Under Dresses

      Comments about Gartered Open Bottom Girdle by Venus® Cortland Foundations®:

      Works great under my skirts.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Good Fit

      By Billie

      from Nashville

      About Me Comfort Driven

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Figure-Flattering
      • Good Support

      Cons

      • Okit's Very Comfortable

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Formal Occasions
      • Under Dresses

      Comments about Gartered Open Bottom Girdle by Venus® Cortland Foundations®:

      I was this very well it's comfortable, I'll have to wait hold my hips in and I hold up my pantyhose great

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Open Bottom Girdle

      By Sammi

      from Midwest

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Good Support

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear
        • Formal Occasions
        • Office
        • Under Dresses

        Comments about Gartered Open Bottom Girdle by Venus® Cortland Foundations®:

        Fits really well and is comfortable. Works great with your stockings

         
        5.0

        confortable shaper

        By Kath

        from Va. Beach, Virginia

        About Me Comfort Driven

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Figure-Flattering
        • Good Support

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Formal Occasions
          • Office
          • Under Dresses

          Comments about Gartered Open Bottom Girdle by Venus® Cortland Foundations®:

          I usually wear shape wear every day, I enjoy the support and I like how they smooth out my clothing. In the fall, when the weather cools, I get out my leg wear with my fall clothes. Wearing gartered stockings is such a nice alternative to my pantyhose & tights. This shaper with 6 garters holds my stockings up nicely and feels sexy ( so much better then having my thigh highs rolling down all day ). My husband notices and always says I look nice. Finding this type of shaper is getting harder and harder, I just love the retro look. Once I found my correct size, I ordered a couple more in different colors.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Strong Girdle - A Bit Long for Petites

          By Midwest Vintage Lady

          from Ohio

          About Me Comfort Driven

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Support

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Gartered Open Bottom Girdle by Venus® Cortland Foundations®:

              This seems like a good strong girdle if you need to be held in. However, it was too long for my figure. I am 5'1" with 36" hips and 27" waist and I ordered a M. I returned it for the Figure Flattering Garter Belt in a size 30, which fits me well and is very comfortable. Thanks National for your outstanding service and great selection of products.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels too large
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              holds comfortably, feels sexy

              By nan

              from Brooklyn ny

              About Me Comfort Driven

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Convenient Easy Care
              • Durable
              • Figure-Flattering
              • Good Support

              Cons

              • I Put My First Order In T

              Best Uses

              • Casual Wear
              • Formal Occasions
              • Office
              • Under Dresses

              Comments about Gartered Open Bottom Girdle by Venus® Cortland Foundations®:

              I ordered a second because I put the first one in the dryer and melted a tab, so I'll dry this one flat. I like the comfort and the sturdy tabs. Unlike panty girdle this can be worn more than once before washing.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great fit and secure hold

              By KittyPonk

              from Brookfield, WI

              About Me Style Driven

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Durable
              • Figure-Flattering
              • Good Support

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Casual Wear
                • Formal Occasions
                • Office
                • Under Dresses

                Comments about Gartered Open Bottom Girdle by Venus® Cortland Foundations®:

                Great value and very flattering!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Perfect Very good fit & sexy,Just ask my

                By Alice

                from Fairhope,Pa.

                About Me Style Driven

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Durable
                • Figure-Flattering
                • Good Support
                • Sexy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Casual Wear
                  • Formal Occasions
                  • Under Dresses

                  Comments about Gartered Open Bottom Girdle by Venus® Cortland Foundations®:

                  My husband& I are very pleased with both the black& also the white gartered girdles. We love them!!!!

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                   
                  3.0

                  does the job

                  By old lady

                  from New Jersey

                  About Me Comfort Driven

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable

                  Cons

                  • Poor Support

                  Best Uses

                  • Formal Occasions

                  Comments about Gartered Open Bottom Girdle by Venus® Cortland Foundations®:

                  does the job

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels too large
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  i would buy this product again

                  By alice

                  from alabama

                  About Me Comfort Driven

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Durable
                  • Good Support

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Casual Wear
                    • Formal Occasions
                    • Office
                    • Under Dresses

                    Comments about Gartered Open Bottom Girdle by Venus® Cortland Foundations®:

                    love the way it feels just the wright support

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    4.0

                    Does what its supposed to!

                    By Jenny

                    from Texas

                    About Me Comfort Driven

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Figure-Flattering
                    • Good Support

                    Cons

                    • Uncomfortable

                    Best Uses

                    • Casual Wear
                    • Formal Occasions
                    • Under Dresses

                    Comments about Gartered Open Bottom Girdle by Venus® Cortland Foundations®:

                    It fits true to size and controls those trouble spots that need smoothing.

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (17 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    The girdle is all I expected!

                    By Mike

                    from PA

                    About Me Comfort Driven

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Good Support

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Casual Wear
                      • Formal Occasions
                      • Office
                      • Under Dresses

                      Comments about Gartered Open Bottom Girdle by Venus® Cortland Foundations®:

                      It's hard (impossible) to find a girdle in stores, so I was very glad to locate one that met my needs.

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels true to size
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      another top quality National product.

                      By Bobbi, the retro stylist.

                      from Midland TX area.

                      About Me Style Driven

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Durable
                      • Figure-Flattering
                      • Good Support

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Office
                        • Under Pants

                        Comments about Gartered Open Bottom Girdle by Venus® Cortland Foundations®:

                        this is a must have item for vintage outfits to be built from. Beautifully lightly shapes, the six garters do a magnificent job of firmly holding up my nylons and not allowing them to shift around. The sheen of the material helps me get into tighter outfits more quickly and has a real gorgeous appeal to it. Absolutely a fully functional and sexy garment.

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels true to size
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Lovely comfy girdle

                        By Girdle Lover

                        from Sanibel, FL

                        About Me Comfort Driven

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Durable
                        • Good Support

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday

                          Comments about Gartered Open Bottom Girdle by Venus® Cortland Foundations®:

                          I have only relatively recently switched to wearing gartered open bottom girdles with stockings having worn suspender belts previously and wish I had done so much sooner. This is a very comfortable, easy to wear item and my only criticism is that the garter clips have a relatively cheapish feel but at this price point I am hardly complaining and the garter clips work well and are easy to fix and slide. I rate this product highly because having 6 garters to hold up stockings is so much better than 4 and I would strongly recommend those who love wearing stockings to go with a 6 clip over a 4 clip item. I actually have just ordered a size smaller than my original order (a 34/35 to replace a 36/37) so maybe the item does run a little large but only just. Great product which I intend to use regulalrly as I wearing compression stockings at work everyday and need something comfortable and easy to wear to keep them up. Well done National for selling this item!!

                          • Sizing:
                          • Feels true to size
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Love the feel

                          By Stephanie

                          from SF CA

                          About Me Comfort Driven

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Good Support

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Casual Wear
                            • Office

                            Comments about Gartered Open Bottom Girdle by Venus® Cortland Foundations®:

                            I still wear gartered stockings on occasion feel very secure in the open bottom girdle

                            • Sizing:
                            • Feels true to size
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

                            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            VERY comfortable yet medium/firm girdle

                            By a Stocking Gal

                            from OC, California

                            About Me Comfort Driven

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Durable
                            • Figure-Flattering
                            • Good Support
                            • Made Very Well
                            • Metallic Garter Grips
                            • Smooth Lines Under Clothi

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Casual Wear
                              • Formal Occasions
                              • Office
                              • Under Dresses

                              Comments about Gartered Open Bottom Girdle by Venus® Cortland Foundations®:

                              my hubby bought this for me; I was looking for a new open-bottom girdle. I prefer girdles with six garters. I wasn't sure what to expect from this one, but I was VERY pleasantly surprised. A very smooth, comfortable fabric!

                              It fits wonderfully, yet is firm. Not extra firm to the point of being uncomfortable, but firm enough for that gentle control one seeks in an OBG. Stays put, doesn't drop, shift, roll or creep. It's comfortable enough to wear for long periods of time. I like that it doesn't have bulky seams (which could show through my clothes).

                              The metallic garter grips are a HUGE plus. Plastic garters don't last for "all-day" wear (maybe OK for romantic lingerie) but an all-day foundation needs metal garter grips. Having six garters is the biggest selling point on this girdle. LOVE IT. HIGHLY recommended for any stocking wearer.

                              • Sizing:
                              • Feels true to size
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes
                               
                              5.0

                              excellent product

                              By penny

                              from Rochester n.y.

                              About Me Romance Driven

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Durable
                              • Figure-Flattering
                              • Good Support

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Under Dresses

                                Comments about Gartered Open Bottom Girdle by Venus® Cortland Foundations®:

                                Really comfortable

                                • Sizing:
                                • Feels true to size
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • Yes

                                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Comfortable Containment

                                By nething

                                from Brooklyn NY

                                About Me Comfort Driven

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable
                                • Figure-Flattering

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Under Dresses

                                  Comments about Gartered Open Bottom Girdle by Venus® Cortland Foundations®:

                                  Garters are placed for ease of use and hold stockings securely. Note they are NOT adjustable. I wanted something functional that feels sexy and this does.

                                  • Sizing:
                                  • Feels true to size
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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