Girdle Newbies

 

Never worn a girdle? If you’re curious about it, this blogger covers the basics of what you need to know!

So you want to wear a girdle? Then you may want to read this post. There is no doubt that a proper foundation do a lot for the way clothes hang and vintage clothes are made for women who wore that. If you look at these two pictures, it’s the same dress (albeit the second one has added sleeves) and the same me in a dress after a 1950’s pattern. In the first picture I wear modern shapewear, in the second a corset and a fuller petticoat, but the same bra and body weight. I think you will agree with me that the fit is a lot better in the second one…”

Read more on the Fashionable Forties blog!

http://fortieswardrobe.blogspot.com/2012/01/so-you-want-to-wear-girdle.html

 

Pinup Up Persuasion reviews Rago #6201

The wonderful Jessica did another review of a Rago product in her blog, Pin Up Persuasion! This time, she tried on leg shaper style 6201. See what she had to say.

“If you have been reading Pin Up Persuasion over the last year, you will know how much love I have for Rago shapewear. Hands down, there is no other vintage inspired shapewear that not only looks sexy but possesses magical shaping powers while not compromising comfort.” – Jessica Maloche on Pin Up Persuasion

Read more: http://pinuppersuasion.com/2013/01/08/love-affair-turned-obsession/

“The Rago Review: The Classic Corselette” by The Lingerie Addict

Way back in May 2008, during the very beginnings of the now leading lingerie blog “The Lingerie Addict,” Cora Harrington posted a few thoughts about Rago Shapewear titled “The Rago Review: The Classic Corselette”.

You can read her review of the style 9357 lacette corselette here: http://www.thelingerieaddict.com/2008/05/rago-review-classic-corselette.html

A corselette is a girdle dress. Imagine your favorite girdle extending from your bust to your upper thighs, hugging every inch of you all day long. If you like girdles (and if you don’t, you should), it’s a marvelous sensation. The tummy panel provides firm control, and the shaping bands on the waist, hips, and derriere all help to keep you pulled in. The lace powernet stretches to semi-sheerness once on and it looks a bit like having a floral tattoo.”

 

Retro Chick’s Love for Rago Shapewear

Retro Chick wrote a blog about the history of Rago Shapewear, what made it successful, the styles it works great with, and why it’s been loved for the past 7 decades!

“One of the reasons it’s such a popular brand among vintage loving ladies is that the shapewear from Rago is glamorous but also practical and comfortable shapewear, that gives an authentic vintage silhouette.” – Gemma

Read more of this fantastic blog post here: http://www.retrochick.co.uk/2013/06/21/rago-shapewear-lingerie/

Look for Less with Rago

Don’t have $1,000 to spare on a lingerie bodysuit? The Lingerie Addict used Rago Shapewear as a beautiful alternative for under $75!

 On the left, we have an example of Dolce & Gabbana’s classic bodysuit as seen on runway model Sessilee Lopez. Notice the bullet bra cups, wide waistband, and brief bottoms. On the right, we have Rago’s longline lace bra and lacette brief. When worn together, these items are a wonderful approximation of Dolce & Gabbana’s bodysuit. Best of all, while the Dolce & Gabbana bodysuit retails for upwards of $1600, you can purchase the Rago bra and briefs for less than $75.

- Cora Harrington

Read more: http://www.thelingerieaddict.com/2011/07/the-look-for-less-dolce-gabbana-bodysuit-pt-2.html

 

Longline Bra: Style 2202

Panty Brief: Style 41

“Granny Panties”

High-waist fashion is back in style, but some still refer to high-waist undies as “granny panties”. If you’re a fan of the style, you could probably identify with Gertie‘s witty blog post, “In Defense of Granny Panties“. She lists what she loves most about high-waist knickers! Would you add anything?

Photography by Frannie and Foe

“1. You’ll get a smooth line. If you’re looking for an hourglass figure, you can’t do much better than a longline bra with some high-waisted undergarment on bottom. You don’t want a strip of exposed flesh between your bra and your knickers, ruining your nice shapely curves, do you? Goodness no!

2. They work beautifully with retro and vintage clothes, like high-waisted trousers and skirts. And we all know how important the foundation garment is to the ensemble.

3. Tummy control. Nothing’s better than a high-waisted undergarment for a smooth midsection. 

4. No muffin top.  They end where your waist is!

5. They’re not as frumpy as you think. In my advice, I’d say ditch the nylon varieties, which can be weirdly baggy in all the wrong places. Get a nice microfiber, like these. (Love the pink color!) For more shaping, go with a classic Rago Lacette.

6. Bettie Page. Enough said.”

High Waist Knickers

Are you a fan of ‪‎high-waist‬ ‎fashion‬? This ‎retro‬ trend is back in style, and Linda the Bra Lady shares what there is to love about it! What is it that you love about high-waist knickers? 

If you don’t know yet: the retro trend is ‘in’. I love this throw back to another era. But what’s surprised me is the high waist bottoms! I thought gingham prints and retro bandeau tops would be enough, but I was shocked by the popularity of the high waist bottoms. Who knew? It seems you either love or hate the high waist trend. So what do you think? Is wearing a high waist swimsuit bottom or panty hot, or not? Take a look at some of the styles below and let me know your thoughts in the comments!” - Linda The Bra Lady

Read more: http://blog.lindasonline.com/2013/06/07/high-waist-bottoms-hot-or-not/ 

Lingerie Briefs: Mad About Structure

Check out this great Lingerie Briefs article about the structures of modern shapewear! They called Rago the “Cadillac of shapewear manufacturers,” sharing how their garments comfortably contour bodies into classic silhouettes like those seen on Mad Men. The actresses wore it themselves, after all.
http://lingeriebriefs.com/2013/09/04/

“Take Rago, for instance. They’re pretty much the Cadillac of shapewear manufacturers. With decades of design experience, they’ve honed the construction of their shapewear to deliver true, consistent contouring and smoothness.” – Tomima Edmark