If you’re a fan of vintage-inspired lingerie styles, you’ll love these garments that were designed to resemble the popular styles of each decade between the 20’s and 80’s.
If you love lingerie from the 1940’s like Holly Jackson does, then you’ll probably love her list of retro lingerie recommendations! They’re all beautiful, high quality garments that are true to the vintage aesthetic.
If you know anyone who would love to wear retro lingerie but thinks that it might be inconvenient, show them this post by vintage fashion blogger Elinor! She gave the top 5 reasons why girls don’t wear retro lingerie and offered some brilliant solutions on her blog, The Nylon Swish. She has a lot of great advice for beginners looking to incorporate retro styles into their lingerie collection.
Read her post “Five reasons why girls don’t wear shapewear or stockings.”
If you love the shape of bullet bras and are interested in recreating that 1940’s silhouette, this post on the vintage blog “By Gum, By Golly” has nearly everything you would want to know!
More vintage lingerie ads! The aesthetic is just gorgeous.
Miss Victory Violet reviewed a variety of foundation garments to show us which ones compliment her figure best under a vintage dress!
I personally loved the combination of a powerful waist cinching corset and a hip smoothing girdle by Rago Shapewear.
See her reviews! http://missvictoryviolet.com/2014/04/29/the-perfect-shape/
When buying vintage lingerie, what should you keep in mind?
Vintage fashionista Solanah gives her expert advice on The Lingerie Addict.
“Most of my lingerie and shapewear comes from vintage stores or thrift stores, so that generally means they are used, and quite often, I come across well worn items that won’t last much longer. Here’s some tips to find some great vintage lingerie that will serve you well.”
If you want to look retro chic, don’t ignore the granny section anymore! The Nylon Swish discovered treasures there and shares.
“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
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