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

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!…

WANTED-Moths

“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!

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

 

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

Pin Up Persuasion’s “Secret Weapon”

The blogger behind Pin Up Persuasion calls Rago Shapewear her “secret weapon” for achieving a smooth silhouette under her vintage skirt. She tried on girdle style 1294 and fell in love!

Don’t you just hate when you can see those nasty lumps and bumps when wearing wiggle style dresses or skirts? Is there a way to fake that perfect silhouette when you have a curvacious figure without sacrificing comfort? The answer is YES!!! What is this secret weapon you ask…? The Rago 1294 Open Bottom Girdle Extra Firm Shaping.”  - Jessica Meloche

Read her full review here: http://pinuppersuasion.com/2012/01/21/your-secret-weapon/

“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.”

Vintage Vandalizm’s Pinup Tips

The amazingly stylish and beautiful NYC blogger behind Vintage Vandalizm has a bit of advice for any gal who indulges in pinup fashion. Whether you’re already dressing like a pinup or are interested in implementing the look into your wardrobe, these style tips can help: http://vintagevandalizm.com/pinup-tips/

“I want to bring back the essence of mid-century women; the non-body conscious, curvaceous, well-groomed, and fashionable women who roamed the streets of New York City dressed for no occasion at all but for the sake of j u s t b e i n g f a b u l o u s.” - Vintage Vandalizm