“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 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.
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.
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
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.”
“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/
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
Longline Bra: Style 2202
Panty Brief: Style 41
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
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.
“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