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

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/

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/

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/