Bernie’s Advice? Foundations!

Gorgeous and glamorous modern pinup icon, Bernie Dexter, gives amazing advice about foundations in her interview with The Lingerie Addict! She knows that a smooth silhouette begins with great foundation garments.

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Do you have any lingerie tips for my readers who want to get that perfect pin-up shilouette?
YES! Foundations! foundations! foundations! I highly recommend my BernieDexter for Lucy B. Merry Widow! It holds everything in without being as extreme as wearing a corset.  When you get comfy with the merry widow, then you can add the Bernie Dexter for Lucy B. steel-boned corset waist cintcher that will be coming soon!

Read more: http://www.thelingerieaddict.com/2011/01/lingerie-addict-interviews-bernie.html

Colorful Foundations

I ran across this gorgeous image of colorful bodysuits while pinning and was reminded of a great resource for vintage fashion lovers to find good quality, colorful foundations!

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If you’ve got a collection of bright outfits, you should check out Orchard Corset‘s  collection of custom-dyed foundation garments. When your lingerie matches your outfits, you know you really have your style put together. They carry my favorite brands in all of the colors in the rainbow! The lingerie in the vintage illustration I found looks so similar to my beloved Rago #9357 corselette, picked up from American Shapewear (whose site just had a great makeover, see: http://www.americanshapewear.com/).

 

See all of Orchard Corset‘s corselette dye choices here:
http://www.orchardcorset.com/shapewear/rago-9357-extra-firm-lacette-open-bottom-corset-bodybriefer/

Salon International de la Lingerie

Rago Shapewear will be in Paris this weekend for the Salon International de la Lingerie! Learn more about this lingerie show on The Lingerie Journal.

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“Paris is arguably the romantic capital for lingerie and this weekend, buyers, brands and press meet under one roof for three days to see the latest designs, trends and do business at Salon International de la Lingerie.

The show features over 500 exhibiting brands and a variety of events, seminars and conferences. Eurovet, the show’s organizer, has put together a handy Interactive Trade Show Map for visitors to use to plan ahead and search for brands to visit.”

See more at: http://thelingeriejournal.com/salon-international-de-la-lingerie-preview/#sthash.cdMjAMsn.dpuf

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/

Dollhouse Bettie’s “A Wiggle and a Shimmy”

Dollhouse Bettie shares the basics to wearing vintage foundation garments for a classic silhouette! Did you know that voluptuous bodies have an easier time fitting into these retro style garments? Find your measurements and discover which foundation garments are right for your body type and style with expert advice from the blog post “A Wiggle and a Shimmy.

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“Vintage vixens had it right when they poured their curves into the pencil skirt. Really, what is sexier than a tight skirt that hugs your hips, slims your waist and flaunts your booty? And the tempting wiggle that it takes to promenade down the street? Well, we have a hard time blaming men for staring. What’s best about the pencil skirt or wiggle dress is that despite what fashion magazines have you believe, the curvier you are the better it looks…” – Dollhouse Bettie

Read more: http://www.dollhousebettie.com/index.php?option=com_myblog&Itemid=0&lang=en&show=214