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Agent Provocateur

Agent Provocateur

Founded in 1994, Agent Provocateur is a British lingerie brand started by Joseph Corre, son of Vivienne Westwood, and Serena Rees. The first shop was opened in the Soho district of London, over time opening 30 stores in 13 countries around the world.

The store sells high-end lingerie filled with color and character, designs inspired by Corre’s tiresome attitude toward women always wearing boring, colorless and forgettable lingerie. After setting out to find some of the best lingerie in the world and ending their search in disappointment, Agent Provocateur was started as they realized it would be best to just start their own line.

As Agent Provocateur is known for selling some of the sexiest and most seductive lingerie in the world, it is no surprise why so many women are faithful shoppers of the brand for their most intimate pieces and undergarments. Bras, panties, knickers, corsets, girdles, pantyhose and swimsuits are all available in a variety of colors, styles and fabrics. Whether it’s leather and lace or some smooth silk and satin you’re after, you can find an abundance of all of it in this shop.

See through lace bras with push up padding are a popular item, giving women the added boost and sex appeal they lust after when wanting to look their sexiest. Knickers that barely leave anything to the imagination as well as full bottomed styles can be paired with the bras or a sexy corset. Ruffle bottoms, thongs and full briefs can all be accompanied by sexy suspenders that hold up a sexy pair of pantyhose.

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Corsets can be worn with skirts as part of a sexy eveningwear outfit, over a shirt for a work appropriate outfit, or on their own with a pair of knickers and suspenders for full blown sex appeal and an explosively sexy lingerie look.

For something that can frequently be worn in public, check out their bathing suit and bikini section. Frequently inspired by retro, pin up and rockabilly styles, bathing suits are available in retro one piece styles or string bikini two piece styles that cover as much or as little as you want.

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Women all around the globe are showing off their sexiest assets with the seductive lingerie sold at Agent Provocateur.

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Black Cat Bikinis Breathes New Life into the Vintage Game

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Black Cat Bikinis Breathes New Life into the Vintage Game

Black Cat Bikinis is a retro and custom swimwear boutique in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. The company is the brainchild of Joanna Borres, who has lived in sunny Florida her whole life. Despite the ubiquity of retro swimwear and bikinis in Florida, Borres could never find one that fit her properly. She was tired of always having to get her swimsuits altered, so she decided to start making her own.

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Borres believes that all women are beautiful, and she loves creating bathing suits that make them feel beautiful. An accomplished designer, she creates all of her patterns from scratch, and she is more than willing to draw up new patterns for customers whose figures demand it.

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Black Cat Bikinis sells its own line exclusively. The tops and bottoms are sold separately to ensure that both pieces fit perfectly. The bikinis are not inexpensive, though the prices are more than reasonable for high-quality custom-made swimwear.

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Borres is a truly gifted designer. Unlike other vintage-inspired brands, Black Cat Bikinis’ swimsuits are legitimately sexy. The bottoms are high-waisted and come down over the upper thighs, and the tops are full-coverage. Very little skin is on display, but the swimwear are so purely fun that the move toward modesty barely registers.

 

The one-pieces are equally sexy, with plunging necklines and eye-catching patterns. Full-figured ladies will be thrilled to learn that a fair amount of Black Cat Bikinis’ bathing suits feature underwire construction. Borres takes advantage of her larger canvases by using fabrics with large prints and uncommon colors.

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Even the cover-ups from Black Cat Bikinis are sexy. These are not the typical ponchos and over-sized t-shirt dresses. These cover-ups are flirty skirts with wrap-around closures and thigh-high slits up the sides. Black Cat Bikinis is one of the only beach brands to produce cover-ups that do not hide curves under loose fits.

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Borres and her team make all of the swimsuits to order, so delivery takes up to 4 weeks. As a perk, Borres is happy to alter all swimsuits if they do not fit perfectly. All orders should be placed via the website. Other vintage brands make bikinis for coy, winsome women. Black Cat Bikinis is for women who have modern sensibilities but are not done justice by contemporary swimwear trends.

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Vintage Suits by Mary

Vintage Suits by Mary

Vintage suits by Mary is a fabulous U.S.-based online source for high quality, custom fitting swimsuits and playsuits that are a must-have item in any modern pin up girl or rockabilly gal’s wardrobe, and what they deliver is well worth the price.

With fun-in-the-sun play suits like the Army Romper, the Shaheen Style Sarong Set, the Milk Maid Play Suit and the Gingham Farmer’s Daughter Two-piece Play Set, plus swimsuits like the Aqua Hawaiian Sarong Suit, the Flame Sheath and the Orange Blossom Sarong One-Piece Suit for hula girls, Vintage Suits by Mary sells 35 varieties of form-fitting, curved-hugging, period-perfect works of wearable pin up art. They even offer a Cabana Boy set for men living the retro Tiki lifestyle.

As the mother of an athletic diver, Mary began custom-designing and sewing her daughter’s swimsuits instead of buying expensive and unattractive new swimwear for her every few months. Her suits were an instant hit and before too long she was sewing for the whole team so after decades working in the garment industry in swimwear she started Suits by Mary in 1998 and soon expanded it to include her Vintage line.

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With a degree in design and patternmaking Mary knows very well how to create proper fit and form in her swimwear, and at Vintage Suits by Mary one can find more than just curvaceous swimsuits and playsuits: customers can cook and clean fashionably while wearing one of her vintage style aprons, while in the Vintage Deluxe a section Mary will work with you to custom-embellish a vintage or vintage-style suit you already own or to design an original burlesque costume exclusively for you. For glamour girls with $1500 to burn there is a smoking-hot Rhinestone Corset with over 40,000 Swarovski Crystals hand-sewn to cover every inch.

Most Vintage by Mary suits cost from $85 to $100 and are custom made-to-order and take approximately one month to arrive, but some vintage suits are in-stock and will ship immediately. Returns are not accepted, so it is important to carefully check the sizing chart before placing any order. Payment can be made through most major credit cards and PayPal; for international orders customers may contact Vintage Suits by Mary for sizing and shipping options.

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The Red Dolly Swimwear

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The Red Dolly Swimwear

The Red Dolly Swimwear is an online boutique on Etsy.com. Heather, the designer, is a Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising Graduate with an obsession for vintage clothing.

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Her line, The Red Dolly, consists of pin up and retro style swimsuits. The suits are created with styles from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s in mind, ranging from simple black one-piece suits to itsy bitsy polka dotted bikinis.

Vintage bathing suits typically left far more to the imagination than the suits worn by women today. Shorts covering the bum and part of the thigh, high-cut halter tops and low-cut backs are popular components of a one-piece retro style bathing suit.

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For a retro two-piece bathing suit, it’s common for the bottoms to cover the belly button and even part of the thigh, while the top reveals far less cleavage than a string bikini you’d find in stores today. These retro styles are some of the reasons why The Red Dolly has such popular bathing suits.

Swimsuit colors available in The Red Dolly swimwear boutique range from simple and basic to flashy and bright. Basic blacks, bold primaries, contrasting polka dots and fancy plaid are all available at The Red Dolly boutique. If you’re looking to stand out on the beach or poolside, the two-toned leopard print and black one-piece.

One pieces, two pieces and even a yellow polka dot bikini are all available in what appears to be an endless variety of styles, prints and colors. If you’re extra bold and looking for something that is guaranteed to stand out from the crowd, there is a denim bikini with the sides cut out, crafted especially for the bold girl who wants to shine.

The Red Dolly takes custom orders on many suits, so if you are looking for a suit in a specific size or fabric, Heather will take the specifications and make a suit that customizes you, your body and your style perfectly. If your receive your suit in the mail and it is not as described in the product description, returns are accepted. If you’re a retro girl at heart, check out the shop and dive in to one of the hottest pin up style swimsuits on the market!

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