Vintage Lingerie

True vintage & contemporary lingerie inspired by the 1930s to 1950s

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Orchard corset under vintage clothes

Orchard corset under vintage clothes!

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 and determination to go through with wearing a corset every day, so kept postponing the challenge until now! I’ve been wearing the (what turned out to be an incredibly comfortable) corset for about 3 hours per day every day for the past 10 days. The pictures of me wearing this little miracle worker were taken on the 5th day when I was still breaking it in, a process that reminds me of breaking in a brand new pair of pointe shoes, a strange feeling at first, you don’t know if you are doing it right and it takes much longer to lace yourself in than you would have hoped. It does get easier every day and as it’s completely broken in now and nothing sticks out as it did at the beginning before the corset ‘moulded’ into a shape, I can wear it with confidence under all my vintage garments, accomplishing the perfect silhouette with a nipped waist. And that’s the point of this post.

Gilda and Pearl – silk pyjamas for vintage vixens!
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Fiori Couture – socks worthy of Marie Antoinette

“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, the fashion designer behind Fiori Couture, whose socks are worthy of Queen Marie Antoinette, breath-taking, handmade pieces of art in the form of hosiery and couture gowns. Susana’s socks, inspired by old Hollywood glamour, are made of the finest materials, often embellished with antique buttons, pearls and Swarovski rhinestones. I love wearing this exquisite brand not only because the couture socks look spectacular and are incredibly well made but also because they go so beautifully with true vintage clothes.

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A brief history of CC41-The Utility Clothing Scheme

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