Why Grandma Dressed Better Than You

Your grandmother dressed better than you do! The Huffington Post shares 7 reasons why vintage fashion did it better. What ever happened to the quality of clothing, anyway?

It’s a common problem when discussing vintage fashion: Just how different clothing was “back in the day” versus now. If you’re like me, you nearly start to turn into a one-off version of Andy Rooney, grumbling about the sloppy hems, plastic buttons and the rarity of natural fabrics in today’s shops.

- Brie Dyas

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/28/grandmother-vintage-fashion_n_3832270.html

(FILE PHOTO)  75 Years Since The Patent Issued For Nylon

 

Granny’s Retro Treasures

If you want to look retro chic, don’t ignore the granny section anymore! The Nylon Swish discovered treasures there and shares.

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“Buying vintage or replica vintage underwear can be challenging for a couple of reasons, first of all, it can be very expensive, and this limits the number of items that most people can afford to buy at one time. My base set of underwear from What Katie Did included a corset, a couple of girdles, a couple of bras, a corselette and some stockings; this came to about 550 pounds, not something that I could afford to do every month.” – Elinor

Read more on “Granny got it right!”
http://thenylonswish.com/2014/03/05/granny-got-it-right/

 

Vintage Mama Loves Rago!

Vintage fashion mama from NY, Bunny’s Victory, runs a blog to share with fellow fashionistas who adore iconic styles! Foundation garments are the key to having your vintage dress fit like a glove, but those extra layers don’t feel so great once the weather gets warmer. That’s why Bunny tried on a Rago style 1294 girdle as a breathable warm weather alternative. See what she had to say.

 ”I found both to be extremely comfortable but for the dress I say 100% for the Rago. I loved how much tummy support it gave me. I think there is a difference. What I loved about it also is that it felt so comfortable and it was easy to put on. It was a little tricky to get the zipper up for me, only because my hands weak. It was easy to go up and down the stairs as well. I haven’t worn it with the stockings just yet but I have a feeling I will love it even more.” – Bunny

 

More on Bunny’s Vintage Victory!

http://bunnysvintagevictory.blogspot.com/2013/07/rago-girdle-review-show-off-your-best.html

Time’s Intimate Apparel Timeline

See the development of underwear and its technology throughout fashion history in a timeline created by Time Magazine articles in a blog post called “Time Marches On with Girdles, Bras, & Panties.” It’s interesting to see how styles and attitudes regarding intimate apparel have changed over time.

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As a fixture of newsstands, libraries, waiting rooms, and coffee tables across the country,TIME® has played a central role in the coverage of political, economic, foreign-affairs, and scientific news.  But it’s also covered stories related to pop culture and lifestyles, including the latest developments from the world of fashion.  And concerns related to women’s underwear have been no exception.

http://blog.cupidintimates.com/2011/03/03/time-marches-on-with-girdles-bras-panties/

The Vintage Doll

The gorgeous Pin Up model, The Vintage Doll, expresses her love for her newfound perfect brand of shapewear: Rago! She knows how important proper foundations are for that flawless vintage look. ;)

Read it on her blog: http://rockitroost.wordpress.com/2012/03/07/shapewear-by-rago/#more-138

“For a pin-up model, it is important to have a great line of shapewear with you at all times.

It’s like our red lipstick; we always have to have a tube somewhere. Without these items, we feel naked.

The problems with shapewear that we tend to come across are: stiffness, to coarse of fabric, not enough support, or just plain lack of sexiness. As a pinup, and just women in general, even if it is under our clothes we want it to be beautiful and sexy; it makes us feel confident.

I recently came across the shapewear line “Rago” and let me tell you, it truly is a shape wear line all women can love. I not only wore it shooting my recent spread for Lash & Ink but I also wore it under my dress at a wedding, and while out dancing all night long. It looked beautiful in my photos, slimmed and held everything in under my dress for the wedding. It was comfortable and sturdy enough to hold me in and keep up my stockings while I jived all night long (without any uncomfortable pinching, rubbing, or the garter clip unhooking).

I am a very petite woman, but that doesn’t mean I couldn’t use the perfect lines and smoothness that shapewear provides. I am also a mom, so there are always little areas that I would prefer to be smoother and supported while wearing a slim fitted garment. Rago provides a wide variety of styles, colors, and sizes for every woman with every need; in addition to the support and smoothness under one’s dress.

So whether you are a pin-up girl, a business woman, or just need a little something sassy for later, Rago shapewear has you covered.

XoXo,

The Vintage Doll”