Vintage Inspired Lingerie

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Layneau lingerie

Old Hollywood Inspired Lingerie From Layneau


Monday, April 1, 2019

Old Hollywood inspired lingerie from Layneau is the perfect boudoir wear to channel your inner Rita Hayworth or Jean Harlow. The latest collection called Millefeuille is made of sumptuous silk and lace in very elegant colours, that will never go out of style. Delicious chocolate brown, rich pistachio adorned with gold and the lightest pearl pink are making it difficult to choose only one piece. The lingerie is like a box of macaroons and once you have one, you will yearn for more!

Millefeuille: thousand leaf. Originally referring to the floral backgrounds of tapestries.

Applied to a pastry composed of many layers of contrasting elements.

The perfect metaphor for a woman.

Each piece is hand sewn using the finest silks and laces in our Atelier using haute couture technique. We blend Old Hollywood glamour with modern athleasure to create a unique aesthetic. Created for a woman to inhabit. Where you wear it is up to you.

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how to shop for vintage lingerie

How to shop for vintage lingerie. Expert advice!


Monday, October 1, 2018

How to shop for vintage lingerie. Expert advice!

How to shop for vintage lingerie and what to do to make vintage clothes fit properly are two of the most frequently asked questions I receive from my readers.
Well, the answer to the latter is quite simple. Always buy clothes in the right size, mind you that it’s better if a vintage dress is a tad too big than too small, and always wear proper foundation garments!What really does the trick for me, is a pair of high waist knickers, a longline bra and my beloved  Orchard corset, which I put over a slip, be it vintage or contemporary one. You see, I love to mix vintage lingerie with contemporary brands inspired by the 1930s-1950s and since I truly believe that what underneath counts, I can never pass on yet another gorgeous piece of undergarment. What can I say except that it’s beyond my control!

The answer to the first question, how to shop for vintage lingerie, is best left to the expert and who better to give advice on that very topic, than the owner of the extraordinary Daggers and Dames vintage shop, specializing in antique and vintage lingerie!

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Orchard Corset Dita von Teese lingerie

Orchard corset under vintage clothes


Monday, June 25, 2018

Orchard corset under vintage clothes! In the picture taken by Gregory Michael King I'm wearing a 1950s dress with the CS-201 Orchard Corset underneath. I’ve recently started my waist-training with the CS-201 corset, which was gifted to me by Orchard Corset, a brand that I’ve been desperately wanting to try for the past year but never thought I would have the patience ...

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Gilda and Pearl Vintage Pyjama

Gilda and Pearl – silk pyjamas for vintage vixens!


Thursday, December 7, 2017

“Movie star, oh movie star!” If I could get away with wearing silk pyjamas worthy of my 1930s and 40s film heroines (think Veronica Lake, Joan Crawford or Rita Hayworth) as daywear, I certainly would have no reservations in doing just that! After all, Coco Chanel herself was a huge fan of such attire and was often seen wearing her PJs ...

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Parlez-vous Aubade?

Parlez-vous Aubade?


Thursday, November 9, 2017

Parlez-vous Aubade? Do you speak Aubade? If not, perhaps it’s time that you did, as it is the language of sensuality, a seduction of the skin, which has been whispered by this most prestigious of Parisian luxury lingerie brands for several years and having now been introduced to them, I’m officially in love with their femme fatale Entrevue Secrète and Cuir de ...

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Fiori Couture hosiery

Fiori Couture – socks worthy of Marie Antoinette


Thursday, November 2, 2017

“Fiori Couture - socks worthy of Marie Antoinette” I can resist just about anything except beautiful vintage or inspired-by-vintage stockings or socks and my temptation overfloweth when they are lavishly decorated with hand-stitched seams. Such is the case, when I think of 1930s-inspired hosiery (with a modern twist), the divine creations produced by Susan Lafica, fashion designer behind Fiori Couture, whose socks ...

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Wolford AW17/18

Wolford AW 2017/18 Collection


Monday, June 26, 2017

Wolford AW 2017/18 collection When it comes to stockings and tights, there is one brand that has never disappointed me, as its quality is second to none and the style of its irresistibly gorgeous patterns go so incredibly well with my vintage 1930s-1950s clothes. Don’t simply take my word for it though, instead take as an example their “Marlene” tights, with a ...

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Evette Dubois lingerie


Monday, June 12, 2017

Evette Dubois lingerie is the perfect choice, if you have an appreciation for beautiful, handmade undergarments, based on true vintage lingerie from the 1920s-1950s, which will make you feel like a movie star from one of the Old Hollywood films. Melissa, the uber talented dressmaker with an immaculate attention to details is the creative genius behind the fictional character of Evette Dubois. “The ...

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Stockings or tights?


Monday, November 19, 2012

Stockings, in a form that we would recognise, have been with us since 1589, the year that Reverend William Lee invented a knitting machine capable of producing wool, cotton, linen and silk versions of the garment, mainly for the men of the time. They came by their name uncreatively as the word stock referred to the lower part of the body. ...

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Top 7 lingerie brands. What’s underneath counts!


Monday, November 12, 2012

You know, I can easily spend £450 on a La Perla lingerie set without the slightest hesitation yet be reluctant to spend the exact same amount of money on shoes without having thought it through over and over again. It may seem odd or sound obscene but the explanation for it is quite simple; I honestly believe that what's underneath counts ...

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