Starter Girdles

If you’ve never worn a girdle before and would like to try it for the summer (maybe with a pair of breathable stockings), this list is great for starter pieces! They’re all comfortable, beautiful, good quality, and not too sturdy. I personally love Rago (the first one on the list!), and American Shapewear just so happens to be having a sale on their light garments!

Attractive classic fifties pinup in black lingerie & stockings

See the recommendations:
http://www.thelingerieaddict.com/2014/05/wear-girdle-ignore-mother.html

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/

 

Retro Undies for a Vintage Wedding

Getting married in a vintage dress? Offbeat Bride has great suggestions for retro-styled undies that will deliver the necessary support! I can vouch for this gorgeous Rago girdle.

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Instead of ogling shoes this week (…I KNOW!), I’m going to take a quick moment to enjoy some underwear.
Specifically, retro-styled underwear that could go awesome under a vintage-influenced dress. We’re talking high-waisted, low-hipped, and all awesome.

 See their suggestions on the website.

http://offbeatbride.com/2014/02/retro-styled-undies#.UzXSzK1dXxj

Feel Sexy Every Day

Dita Von Teese, empress of burlesque, shares her advice on how to feel sexy every day! I love her perspective and she has some amazing lingerie advice, naturally.

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Dita von Teese knows a thing or two about sex appeal. It’s an art form she’s been studying since childhood, riffling through her mother’s panty drawer (“she had some pretty sexy things in there”), getting her first job at a lingerie store at 15 (“I begged them to let me be a stock girl”), and saving up those early earnings for secret, sultry purchases (Her very first? “It was a Tiffany blue, shiny, silk garter belt”).

Read more: http://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/features/dita-von-teese-how-to-feel-sexy

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

Your Worst Enemy

The worst enemy of any lover of vintage clothing… the clothes moth.

 

“Here’s a question….Who are tiny, greedy, can make you cry, loves vintage just as much as you, and can live in your wardrobe for up to 2 years? The bastardy clothes moth!…

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“Yes, the absolute worst has happened; moths have invaded our little home and seem to have set up camp for the long haul. We first noticed them flittering about last Spring, but they seemed to disappear, but in our ignorance, we didn’t relaise that the larvae can live for up to 2 years in your clothes, happily nibbling away and destroying your precious vintage! We’ve tried a few things… a noxious spray that makes you choke like your lungs are on fire, cedar wood hanging things and have just invested in anti-moth strips. The annoying and upsetting thing, is knowing that the larvae is there and that you can’t see it, while your lovely clothing is getting slowly destroyed.” - Yesterday Girl

How can you get rid of these monsters? Yesterday Girl suffered losses and did her research in order to combat them. Learn some of what she learned with her blog post “Enemy Number One for Vintage Clothing.” Let us know if you have any advice!