I hope you're not in a hurry

Intriguing how this garment arranges "rigid, socially constructed beauty" against "necessary access". Compare to bodyshapers and pantyhose.


They actually work better, in my experience, than body shapers (which are often too tight in all the wrong places for me) and pantyhose (which have the annoying habit of rolling down). 

Granted, I don't go underwear-free with split bloomers... I wear skirts with my corsets and keep my laces tied out of the way, so I have no problems with the "necessary access" bit!