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

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.

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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

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