Vintage inspired undies for Valentines Day.
What better excuse to invest in some new undies than Valentine’s Day?Whether its a present to yourself or a two-in-one gift to your boyfriend AND you, vintage inspired undies are everywhere. They’re so popular that the likes of Lady Gaga have taken to wearing them as outerwear!At our last Tart event, I was chatting to Katie of What Katie Did, pioneers of vintage inspired lingerie. She was telling me how when they originally launched, people used to laugh at the big knickers and girdles they were selling, but now they’re being modeled on the pages of Vogue! Another Tart guest seller Fred and Ginger also make beautiful undies and nightwear, as do pant suppliers to the Queen, Rigby and Peller, who’ve recently come up with these little beauties. Agent Provocateur and Myla also do delicious smalls, but eeeek; bit pricey for me. Unless of course, you have time to pop to Bicester Village– both Myla and AP outlets there with up to 70%off!!!!For real.
But right here, right now, I’m going to give you a little guide to the lesser know lingerie makers- a couple of the usual Etsy suspects, plus both new and established designers.
Rosamosario: Shouldn’t really start with this one in the same breath as complaining about the price of AP and Myla as this labels uber exclusive, but also so beautiful I had to include it. For more pictures see my other blog. (above)
Wundervoll– wonderful vintage shapes; the bigger the pants, the bigger a fan I am. (above)
Made by Niki: Gorgeous colours.
Vintage Opulence: Handmade, exquisite, definitely too many frills to wear underneath anything, these are for the exhibitionist in you. (top left)
Bunnies Forever: Too cute undies and equally cute website (above)
La Magia: fantastic lingerie site that stocks lots of great labels, including Little Minx, above.
ClareBare: Quirky, handmade peekaboo knickers (above)
Bordelle at Coco de Mer: Dreamy undies from an out of this world sex shop.With everything from vintage erotic books to an erotic apothecary, this little boudoir will meet all your bedroom needs.(right)
N de Samin : another sexy website for underwear and naughty slips like the ones below.
Of course there are also vintage style longline bras and high waisted knickers in high street shops like Topshop and Urban Oufitters, but they are usually in stupid 16-year- old- girl sizes. But I did get a really great pair of hold everything in pants that manage not to be entirely unsexy from M&S recently.Success!