Before the structure and corsetry of the 1950s was the softer silhouette of the 1940s. These photos are from a fashion feature on summer underwear from 1949, aren’t they beautiful?
Win Some Exquisite Handmade Lingerie
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNER IS Annaloa Hilmarsdottir. CONGRATULATIONS ANNALOA, MISS JONES WILL BE IN TOUCH TO ARRANGE DELIVERY OF YOUR PRIZE. It’s been a bit of a lingerie-themed week this week, with my pick of the best 50 vintage undies yesterday, so what could be more appropriate than offering some amazing lingerie(…)
Vintage Lingerie: 50 Enticing Intimates
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(…)
Win a fabulous pack of cupcake knickers!
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. I’M DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THE WINNERS ARE LAURA JONES, KINGA REGULSKA AND JADE MISSY EVANS. CONGRATULATIONS, BRAS AND HONEY WILL BE IN TOUCH TO ARRANGE YOUR PRIZE! This week I’ve got the most delicious competition prize to give away! 3 lucky readers can win themselves a pack of these delectable(…)
Win a stunning retro corset and accessories
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNER IS ANNIE. CORSETS UK WILL CONTACT YOU DIRECTLY ABOUT YOUR PRIZE ANNIE! This week we’ve got this wonderful red retro corset to give away, thanks to Corsets UK. Isn’t it fabulous? Just the kind of thing I can imagine a 40s screen siren wearing! Corsets UK is a corset(…)
Waist Training: a Visual History of Corsetry
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(…)
Win a piece of silk Burlesque-style lingerie
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. WE HAVE ANNOUCED THE WINNER HERE. YOU CAN SEE OUR LATEST COMPETITION HERE. This week’s competition prize has been donated by the delicious Miss Jones Lingerie. Miss Jones is exquisite bespoke lingerie, handmade to order from pure silk, with French Chantilly lace, and adorned with Swarovski crystals. For romantic Brides,(…)
1940s lingerie, the Spencer corset
A before and after shot of a woman wearing a Spencer Corset from 1941. Source and copyright: This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.
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(…)
Win a beautiful black corset
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. WE HAVE ANNOUNCED THE WINNER HERE This week we have not one but three of these beautiful black lace boned corsets to give away, thanks to the kind people at Corsets UK. Corsets UK is a corset and accessories company which for over 20 years has been specializing in corsets for fashion(…)
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(…)