Category Archives: Lingerie

Rompers = Retro Sexay

What’s a romper, you say?

In short, a skimpy curve-hugging playsuit. This adorable ultra-short item was introduced around 1900 as lingerie and became extremely popular in the 1950s as leisurewear.

Today there are two basic versions: day and night.  The cotton daytime styles make a perfect retro 50s outfit for summer days; while silk, satin, lace, and velvet styles invite slinky boudoir lounging.

Do your part to bring back an adorable and long-forgotten style! Just feast your eyes on some of these cuties. Read the rest of this entry

The Big Reveal: Cheeky Undies

The Maison Belle De Nuit panty.

Everyone loves a little cheek!

While stripping down during a burlesque reveal, we always strive for each piece of clothing (even our final skimpiest pieces) to be beautiful. Why start with an elegant sequined gown and elaborate feather-and-rhinestone-encrusted headpiece only to present yourself at the finale in a cheap boring thong from Electrique Boutique? (yawn)

Next time, try one of these beauties instead! Read the rest of this entry

Open Bottom Girdles: Sexy Body-Slimming Shapers With Hot Pin-Up Style!

The Kiss Me Kate Girdle, available at Upstagedleeds.co.uk

Open bottom girdles are a fabulous pin-up shaping secret! They smooth out panty lines and cinch the waist into beautiful retro curves. Much more comfortable than a full corset and much more useful than a skimpy modern garter belt, these undergarments are a must-have for vintage gals!

Over the years the traditional open bottom girdle of the 50s became smaller and smaller until it morphed into the skimpy useless garter belt of the modern day.

While modern garter belts from stores like Victoria’s Secret are often only an inch or so wide and fit in a thin band around the hips, the more traditional open bottom girdle stretches all the way from waist to upper thighs with beautiful results. These girdles accentuate the waist, give you a long lean line, and look especially great on plus-size figures!

Here are some of our favorite open bottom girdles from around the web. Give one a try if you haven’t already! Read the rest of this entry

Dita Designs New Lingerie Line For Target!

I love love LOVE Dita’s new “Von Follies” lingerie line!

These beautiful 50s-inspired underthings will debut at Target Australia in February of 2012 and then in other countries later next year.

I love that the collection will also feature overwire bras (a quirky and very authentic vintage touch) as well as corselettes, garter belts, and high-waisted panties, all with gorgeous ribbon and lace detailing. As Dita puts it, this is underwear that is “meant to be seen”.

I couldn’t agree more.

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New Burlesque Stockings: These Ultra-Vivid Colors Are Perfect For The Stage!

As a burlesque beauty, you already know that more is more! If in doubt, more feathers, more glitter, more fur, more sequins, and more rhinestones is always better than less!

And the same goes for color. Ultra-eyecatching shades of makeup, gloves, shoes, and more that offstage may look more than a bit overdone, onstage make us look spectacular!

But surprisingly there’s one item of clothing many of us on-stage starlets usually don’t enhance at all: our stockings. And that’s a big mistake.

Here are 5 beautiful styles of seamed stockings in ultra-vivid shades that are perfect under the stagelights! Consider adding one to your next act, especially if legs are the focus of your performance!

1)  Gigi Vintage-Style Scarlet Stockings (Pictured at top of post) Molten-hot red with black seams make one devilish combination! Pair with a pitchfork and tail for a Halloween-themed show, or display them over the Winter holiday if you want to show Santa just how bad you’ve been this year. ($29.99) Read the rest of this entry

New “Deco” Lingerie Line From WKD is Red Hot!

The incredibly eye-catching bra, garter belt, and knickers from What Katie Did's new "Deco" lingerie line.

What Katie Did has long been known for it’s beautiful re-creations of vintage lingerie. Their products show elaborate attention to detail, giving us modern women access to authentic retro lingerie styles.

And their new “Deco” line is no exception! This style is simple yet incredibly bold and looks phenomenal on stage. With its deep black satin and impossible-to-miss red trim, this line is appropriate for both burlesque beauties looking to wow their audiences and stylish women wanting to wow their man.

Indeed, this line looks great either by candlelight or under the stage lights. And if you’re looking for yet another way to show it off, the beautiful red and black satin would even look great peeking out under a tight angora sweater! Read the rest of this entry

Object Of Lust: Velda Lauder Corsets!

Any burlesque babe worth her salt has a secret craving for Velda Lauder.

Expensive? You bet. But these over-the-top show-stoppingly gorgeous costume pieces are worth every penny! She has even designed pieces for burlesque superstar Dita Von Teese! I’m absolutely lusting after the Pink Glitter Overbust Curve Corset (pictured above), even if the price tag is giving me pause.

Honeys lingerie boutique has almost all of her styles in stock, and at very competitive prices. Here are some of my favorites!

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Bedroom Fun: Lovely Cuffs Of Lace And Leather

These restraints by Paul Seville are absolutely luxurious!

They may look like delicate fabric, but their gentle appearance belies the strength beneath. In fact, these cuffs are made of supple top-quality leather laser-cut to look like lace. Though they seem like a feminine ribbon-adorned accessory, these handcuffs are sturdy enough to bind your hands for some real kink. (Available now at Coco De Mer)

Just take a look at this gorgeous video of them being modeled:

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Bullet Bras For ‘Sweater Girls’

If you want a vintage 1950s silhouette, a bullet bra is a must.

This was a classic look during the era of the 1940s and 50s. In fact, many legendary movie stars like Lana Turner and Jayne Mansfield sported them often. These bras are perfect for chests large and small, managing to provide maximum lift and extreme shaping without the need for an underwire. You can’t pull off a classic “sweater girl” look without one!

Much more, including video and photos, after the jump.

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Slimming And Stylish: Devastatingly Sexy Plus-Size Lingerie

If you’re seeking lingerie that complements those lovely curves, then look no farther. Here are some elegant selections that are sure to sizzle.

The Ruffle Shelf Bra ($44.95) from Hips and Curves comes in solid black or solid white. It is also available in black and red (pictured above), and black and pink, for a more saucy burlesque feel.

Pair the Ruffle Shelf Bra with this slimming Waist Cincher ($39.95), if you feel like completing the flirty ensemble and being a real tease.

Much more (including photos) after the jump:

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