Title

Faja

Campus Units

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2015

Journal or Book Title

Ethnic Dress in the United States: A Cultural Encyclopedia

First Page

117

Last Page

118

Abstract

The faja is a compression undergarment, similar to a girdle. The faja is worn very tight on the body to create an extremely curvy hourglass figure. The undergarment shifts organs and flesh and has been said to reduce one's appetite. The degree of figure shaping and body compression depends on the fabric composition. Versions can be found in mixtures of spandex, cotton, nylon, or latex; the less forgiving the material, the more flattering the effect. The undergarment may be closed with hooks, a zipper, or both.

Comments

This chapter is published as Faja In M. Strauss and A. Lynch (Eds.), Ethnic Dress in the United States: A Cultural Encyclopedia. (2015); 117–118. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Rowan and Littlefield

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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