See how a woman wore
a belt in a Dutch ad. See a classy 1920s ad for a belt
and the first ad (1891) MUM has for a belt.
See how women wore
a belt (and in a Swedish ad).
See a modern belt
for a washable pad
and a page from the 1946-47
Sears catalog showing a great variety.
More ads for
napkin belts: Sears,
1928 - modern
belts - modern washable
- Modess, 1960s
Actual belts in the museum
And, of course, the first Tampax AND - special
for you! - the American fax tampon,
from the early 1930s, which also came in bags.
See a Modess True or
False? ad in The American Girl magazine,
January 1947, and actress Carol
Lynley in "How Shall I Tell My Daughter"
booklet ad (1955) - Modess
. . . . because ads (many dates).
Ad for Stayfree
menstrual pads, 1973, U.S.A.,
This was revolutionary. Even though
the pad at this time was still thick,
the wearer didn't have to hold it in
place with a belt
something women mostly hated (although
they could wear special
underpants to hold pads).
NEXT Stayfree ad
See the other pioneer of beltless pads, New Freedom menstrual
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