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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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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.

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Peaches ‘n Cream: A Sexy Vintage Trend In Lingerie

The Sophia Corset from What Katie Did

All that was old is new again, as the saying goes. And that certainly rings true in today’s world of high-fashion lingerie.

Throughout the 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s, peach was the color of choice for the boudoir. Closer to flesh tones than white, but not at all drab (as “nude” fabrics always tend to be) peach silks and laces were elegant yet subtle…And thankfully, after disappearing for several decades, they’re now experiencing a comeback in a big way.

Whites and ivories are much lighter than any skin tone, leaving telltale outlines that can be seen through thin tops or dresses; yet peach is picture-perfect under clothes. Peach colored satin also lends a bit of a romantic vintage flair to otherwise tame underthings.

So what do you think? Is this a trend you can get behind? Or is it too subtle to really sex up a wardrobe?

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