Retro Lingerie Solutions

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.”

http://thenylonswish.com/2014/06/05/five-reasons-why-girls-dont-wear-shapewear-or-stockings/

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Wearing History

vintageglamour2If you’ve ever wanted to sew together your own vintage style clothing or already do, this blog is an amazing resource.

Wearing History gives great in-depth descriptions and guides for patterns and alterations, sharing how to recreate the fashions of the past.

Lauren knows her stuff. She’s been sewing since she was 8 years old!

 

http://wearinghistoryblog.com/links/

 

 

 

“I love fashion and costume history from the 18th century until the 1950s, but the Edwardian era and 1930s are my favorites. Fashion history has been a life-long passion for me. I began sewing when I was around eight years old and started studying fashion history and collecting vintage clothing when I was around fourteen years old.”
- Lauren

Granny’s Retro Treasures

If you want to look retro chic, don’t ignore the granny section anymore! The Nylon Swish discovered treasures there and shares.

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“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

Read more on “Granny got it right!”
http://thenylonswish.com/2014/03/05/granny-got-it-right/

 

Feel Sexy Every Day

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.

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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”).

Read more: http://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/features/dita-von-teese-how-to-feel-sexy

Vintage Spring 2014

Check out these fun events and festivals that welcome you to flaunt your vintage style in Spring 2014!

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For the vintage maven, there’s no better feeling than the day you can put on a cotton frock without hypothermic side-effects.

And here’s ten places you can look forward to wearing novelty print cotton or 1950s sarong dresses to this spring.

The list: http://metro.co.uk/2014/02/20/10-places-to-wear-vintage-fashion-for-spring-2014-4307151/

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

The Bullet Bra

The bullet bra is an iconic piece of lingerie, made famous by vintage Hollywood stars! Secrets In Lace, a great source for retro lingerie, has written a blog post on the basics and history of the beloved bullet bra.

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“As readers of our blog, and shoppers of our online store, we’re assuming it’s pretty safe to say that you are a lover vintage lingerie, fashion, icons…pretty much anything vintage. We’re always proud to have the most authentic vintage stockings and undergarments, but it’s also fun to understand where they came from and the history behind it all. So today we’re taking a little trip down memory lane to explore the history of the bullet bra. This iconic shape is a best-seller on our site, and now you’ll get to see how this classic garment came to fruition.”

Read more: Vintage Lingerie 101: Where does the bullet bra come from?
http://blog.secretsinlace.com/2014/02/vintage-lingerie-101-where-does-the-bullet-bra-come-from/