Yep, that is a girdle....now some of you may too young to remember those wonderful days of girdles....but they were a must at one time. I have started another blog that will reflect those days gone by. Check it out email@example.com and even more importantly join in:)
Sooooooooo did you ever where one of these?
My experience wasn't a lot but I did wear a long line bra under my wedding dress and believe you me, it cinched you in!