Tag Archives: corset

Vintage Lingerie: 50 Enticing Intimates

1970s-inspired French Lace Sophia Bra by Miss Jones

I have a real visual treat for you this week, a collection of the very finest in vintage lingerie. One of the things I adore about vintage underwear is that it incorporates such a wide range of styles. We’ve got everything here from Edwardian bloomers, to 1930s tap pants, 1950s bullet bras, not to mention […]

 

How To Get a 1950s Silhouette

1950 Silhouette

Mid-century fashions are so popular at the moment, but the main reason more people don’t embrace 1950s fashions is because they dont naturally have a typical 50s hourglass figure.  It might surprise you to know that this isn’t a case of biology (although it’s true that women are getting taller and larger as the decades […]

 

Vintage look book: Bettie Page

Bettie Page look book

Clockwise from top left: Velda Lauder Leopard Curve Corset Leather Paneled Black Pencil Skirt Fishnet Stockings Meshed Up Heel – Black by Iron Fist Original photo of Bettie Page source

 

Waist Training: a Visual History of Corsetry

1920s corset

I found myself wondering the other day about waist training and just how corsets and girdles have shaped women and fashions over the last century. The fashion for different body types has definitely changed with the decades, but what underwear was needed to help women achieve this? I hope we’re getting to an age where […]

 

50s pin up Betty Brosmer and Nerina Orton (and the trend for tiny waists)

I saw a newspaper article yesterday about student and part-time Burlesque dancer Nerina Orton and her tiny 15.7″ waist and it reminded me of 50s pin up and model Betty Brosmer.  Her waist was 18″, which is definitely tiny, but it made me realise just how small Nerina’s waist is. Apparently the world record for […]

 

Carmen dell’Orefice in a vintage lingerie ad

Model Carmen dell’Orefice in a white corset for a 1950s advert for Lastex. I’m guessing it’s 1950s, but judging by the hairstyle it could be late 1940s, what do you think? The Golden Age of Corsetry inspired and brought to it’s present glory by Lastex… the miracle yarn that makes things fit Souce and copyright: Some […]

 

Corsets vs Spanx (or lace, corsets and boning Oh My!)

I’ve had a bit of a revelation this week after being sent a gorgeous lace corset by the nice people at Corsets UK. You see I was a rather jealous of the winners of the competition we ran with them and when I mentioned this they were kind enough to send me my very own […]

 

Competition winners

Our 3 competition winners of our contest to Win a beautiful black corset are: Melanieylang, Lucia and Caroline Stokes Congratulations ladies we’ve passed your details onto Corsets UK and they will contact you about your prize directly. If you didn’t win why not enter our current competition to Win a vintage mod union jack bag Entries close on 16th August […]

 

How did 1950s models get such tiny waists? The low down on waist training

Betty Brosmer and her tiny waist

I’ve often marvelled at the different body shapes which have been in fashion over the decades: from the skinny boyish figure of the 1920s and 1960s to the fabulous hourglass figures of the 1950s. It also got me wondering why people don’t look like that today. Above: 1950s model and pinup Betty Brosmer. Image courtesy […]

 

Win vintage-style lingerie by What Katie Did

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. WE HAVE ANNOUNCED THE WINNER HERE. YOU CAN SEE OUR CURRENT COMPETITION HERE. This week’s competition prize has been donated by What Katie Did, who specialise in amazing vintage-style lingerie and hosiery. Prize: A Cabaret Torsolette (pictured right), which is available in either black or peach.  Sizes available are: 32B […]

 

Vintage Lookbook: Diamond Jubilee

Now, I’m not saying I’ll be wearing a 50s-style union jack corset to my street party for the diamond jubilee, but I certainly will be getting in the party spirit and knowing the British weather a union jack umbrella and matching champagne might well be perfect! Clockwise from top left: Union Jack Lips Brooch by […]