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

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

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

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/

Rago’s Recommended by The Lingerie Addict

The Lingerie Addict has created a list of recommendations for women who are brand new to the world of lingerie! Guess which brand made first on the list? 

The Lingerie Addict is the world’s leading lingerie blog. It’s fun, intelligent, and very informative. All of your questions regarding lingerie have most likely been answered on http://thelingerieaddict.com/.

Read her recommendations here: http://thelingerieaddict.com/2012/07/7-pieces-lingerie-for-newbies.html

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“Making lingerie accessible to the everyday woman is what drives TLA,, but sometimes I forget just how much “stuff” I’ve learned in the last four years. Knowledge I take for granted now would have been completely foreign to me even a year and a half ago. Yet The Lingerie Addict gets dozens of new readers everyday, and judging from the questions I get in my inbox,  there are still hundreds (if not thousands of women) who have just started their lingerie journey.

Looking back, one of hardest things for me when I first became interested in lingerie was knowing where to spend my money. There are so many lingerie boutiques and and so many brands (way more than when I started blogging) that just knowing where to start without resorting to expensive trial and error is overwhelming. And I wish I’d had someone to help sort everything and at least give me a place to start shopping.

So this blog post is all about sharing a few of those discoveries I wish I’d made earlier with you. These are my lingerie drawer staples, the brands I buy with my own money all the time. And whether you’re new to lingerie or an ‘old hand’ at it, I hope this list of 7 pieces (in no particular order) helps you when you’re shopping.”

Pinup Persuasion Reviews a Rago Girdle

This awesome vintage fashion blogger has reviewed yet another Rago product! Her blog, Pinup Persuasion, has plenty of reviews of beautiful vintage pieces. If you’re looking for some great recommendations, her blog’s a place you’d want to check. She’s written a great piece on the adorable pink Rago #1294 girdle under her “Vintage Shapewear” tab.

Check it out here! http://pinuppersuasion.com/2012/07/31/a-clos-runner-up-to-the-rago-1294/

 

 

Your Perfect Shapewear

There’s a perfect piece of shapewear out there for every woman. Have you found yours? If not, plus-size fashion blog Fuller Figure Fuller Bust has 7 strategies to help you find shapewear that you truly love to wear. 

“If you’re like many women, you either don’t wear shapewear at all, or you just can’t seem to find the right fit, no matter how hard you try. Luckily, we have the inside scoop that we’re excited to share with you.We’ve learned from our mistakes and have compiled a list of the top tips you’ll need when shopping for shapewear. Let’s dive right in…”

See her tips here:

http://fullerfigurefullerbust.com/2012/08/23/top-secret-7-ways-to-find-the-perfect-shapewear-for-you-by-cindy-prosser/

Fuller Figure Fuller Bust reviews Rago Style 1294

The glamorous fashion blogger Georgina, founder of Fuller Figure Fuller Bust, made a post about her excellent experience with a Rago #1294 girdle!

Rago has been producing shapewear for fifty years and it is one of the most talked about brands put there.  They were and are an American company who paid great attention to detail when it came to crafting that perfect piece of shapewear.  They took customer feedback very seriously and based their pieces around people’s wants and needs, constantly evolving to suit them.

I have a new found love and respect for Rago.  I love the way the company has stood the test of time and I love my new silhouette.  Top marks for Rago.”

Read more: http://www.pinupgirlstyle.com/profiles/blogs/rago-shapewear-the-original-innovator-in-mid-century-under