What’s Underneath: The Appeal of Retro Lingerie
Looking your best starts with confidence in knowing that your body is beautiful and feeling comfortable in your own skin.
Wearing lovely retro lingerie is one way to achieve that inner feeling of sexy glamour, and from burlesque corsets to garter belts, and high waist panties to bullet bras, here is everything you need to look pin up girl gorgeous underneath it all.
Vintage lingerie started out as a support system for women’s feminine curves so they could look their best on the outside. Now, brands like What Katie Did and Playful Promises have made luxury lingerie from the last century a whole new world of beautiful retro undergarments.
As timeless retro lingerie grows in popularity, the selection of vintage bras, seamed stockings, shapewear, and corsets is on the rise too. Create sumptuous hourglass curves with a classic corset from Miss Moss, SugarKitty, or V-Couture for a burlesque or rockabilly lingerie style. Waist cinchers, girdles, and suspender belts abound at Revival Lingerie in lovely lace or smooth satin.
Speaking of lace, the lingerie designers at Agent Provocateur have a sensuous selection of French knickers and panty sets. Match these at Sweet Pins or Cervin Paris to some thigh high nylon stockings and matching garter belt on those pin up legs that will really make you want to strut your stuff. Retro lingerie and loungewear is now available online for plus sizes as well so every shape and size can feel vintage sexy from head to toe.
The best part about these retro lingerie selections is the support and comfort they provide beneath other rockabilly and vintage clothing items. Remember, the bullet bra and waist cincher corset were originally designed to give women the shape and support they wanted beneath their everyday clothes.
Model: Bernie Dexter, Photo: Levi Dexter
thx to: Ars Vivendi
Many women today are surprised at how well fitting and comfortable vintage lingerie actually is! That’s why it also important to find well-made, quality lingerie pieces and splurge a little extra for a fit that’s right for you. Whether it’s for the sexy bedroom boudoir or as shapewear under a rockabilly dress or pin up girl outfit, retro lingerie can make any woman feel bombshell beautiful inside and out.