Thinking of wearing vintage-inspired swimwear this summer? Queens of Vintage has a guide to finding the perfect fit for your shape! My advice: If you love it, own it!
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.
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”).
Thinking of having your very own boudoir shoot?
Sweet Nothings has a relatable perspective that can help you prepare for the surprises.
“I’ve so enjoyed sharing some of my favorite bloggers’ photos this week, but what was it like when I finally saw MY photos? OH MY GOD Y’ALL, I WAS NOT PREPARED…”
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.
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!
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!
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:
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
Need vintage beauty advice? Check out Lisa’s YouTube channel. She knows the importance of wearing foundations garments to properly fit into dramatically defined vintage dresses, giving a few recommendations of her own. The pretty Rago style 2107 waist cincher is displayed at 8:35 with some great fitting advice.
Glamour shared the Rago Shapewear style 9357 corselet in their list of top 3 “Best Slimming Underwear“! Once you wear this piece under a tight-fitting dress, you’ll understand how it earned its place there.
1. For a special occasion – Rago Shapewear: Rago Shapewear’s classic foundation garments have been a gold standard in the United States for more than 65 years—and no wonder, since they work like a charm! The stretch lace provides a firm hold and the targeted boning and stitching help control extra-jiggly parts. Do you watch shows set in the 1960s—like Pan Am and Mad Men? Rago undergarments are often features on screen.
The key to achieving that dramatic vintage silhouette is in the undergarments! Retro fashionista Stephanie Lynn shares choices between foundation garments to help you get started. She shows off her lovely waist cincher in her video!
Joanne shares love for Rago Shapewear corselette #9357 and girdle #1294! See why on the blog. ❤
“… No, I’m talking about what used to be called corsetry. Foundation garments. Girdles, corselettes, that sort of thing. The sort of thing your mother or indeed, grandmother would have worn. If you watch TV shows like ‘Mad Men’, ‘Pan Am’ or more recently, ‘Masters of Sex’, you’ll have seen them. Most of what you see in those shows comes from a company called Rago, and it’s readily available. Here’s a couple of my favourites…” – Joanne