Posts from January, 2009

Boobie Trap Corsets!

Boobie Trap Corsets is selling one of their cherry print overbusts on e-bay for £99, 20% off the regular price of £125.00. I own a Boobie Trap corset in the Sailor Jerry print, and I really dig the cool, retro-inspired style combined with a modern shape and cut. The sweetheart neckline and curved hips make Boobie Trap a great fit for most shapes and sizes, and halter straps come standard with every corset giving you at least two distinct looks.

The corset for sale has a 24″ waist, so it’s most suitable for 26 to 28″ inch waists, or maybe a 29″ waist if you’re a bit “squishier” and have experience wearing corsets. The bust can fit up to a E cup, but don’t worry; I’m a B cup and my Boobie Trap corset fits just fine.

If you’re not in the mood for cherry print, remember that La Magia stocks Boobie Trap, and you always get 15% off any item with the discount code PINK123.

Rago Satin Pinup Knickers: a follow-up to my previous post

If tulle isn’t your thing, the Rago high waist, full cut brief is also available in a delightful matte black satin. Coming in sizes S-4X, these panties retail for the shockingly reasonable price of $12.95 over at Dollhouse Bettie. You already know I bought a pair, and I honestly believe I like the feel of the satin even better than the powermesh. All things considered, this is definitely an A+ buy.

A Retro Review: Rago Powermesh Knickers

Today, I’m reviewing the Rago High Waist Sheer Retro Pantie. Sold online at Dollhouse Bettie, these panties are made from an 81% nylon, 19% spandex blend and are machine washable. Available in sizes S-XXL (fitting waist sizes 26-34″), they only come in one color–black. Retail price is a reasonable $18.80 USD.

The material is a slightly opaque powermesh tulle. While not as soft as the Kiss Me Deadly mesh knickers I reviewed last week, they’re not exactly rough either. I’d compare the texture to mid-price stockings. The panties have an elasticated waistband and legholes as well as a cotton crotch. With no lace, bows, frills, or ruffles, the only “decoration” is a single, functional seam along the center rear.

The knickers feel quite nice on. The higher waistband (it comes about an inch above the navel to your “true waist”) took a bit of getting used to, but I was able to ignore it after awhile. While the powermesh is firm, these aren’t girdle panties. The “peaked” legholes are very comfortable and don’t dig into the flesh; I had no bunching or twisting all day. Because the panty ends below the cheeks, visible panty lines aren’t an issue either. The only thing you would need to worry about are that these knickers, like any other retro styled panty, would be visible above the waist line of most pants and skirts if your shirt isn’t long enough.

The Rago powermesh knickers aren’t the most luxurious, but they are certainly practical, comfortable, inexpensive, and kitschy. I’d give ‘em a B+.

Falke Spring/Summer 2009 Collection

I know Wolford tends to get all the press, but there are some other luxury hosiery brands coming out with some really spectacular designs this season. Falke is a European mainstay, and I think their new designs hit the right balance of trendy and timeless. A few of my favorites from this season…

First are the Bardot tights. Layering knee highs over tights has been a popular look for a few seasons now, but Falke takes it to another level with these knee high illusion tights. Sheer, 15 denier with a “golden, shimmering effect,” these tights have a textured floral and spotted pattern starting at the toe and continuing to just beneath the knee. The pattern ends in a solid ring of flowers, further contributing to the illusion. Only available in the color shown (powder/black) and in sizes S/M and M/L, the Bardot tights retail for $45.00.

Next up are the Birkin tights. Once again, Falke plays with trends and illusions as these have the “appearance of hold ups with ribbon ties around your thighs.” The leg is opaque 60 denier while the thigh portion is 15 denier up to the hip where it again changes into a 60 denier with the shape of a thong panty. Only available in the color black and sizes S/M and M/L, these tights retail for $45.00.

Finally, let’s take a look at the Bennett tights. I like these tights because they play with a lot of different trends: texture, polka dots, attached panties, flowers, etc. However, it’s done in a way that makes the Bennett tights a cohesive, beautiful whole. These are 15 denier and the textured polka dot pattern runs from the toe to the thigh ending in a lace floral band (just like hold ups!) before turning into a 30 denier boxer brief. Available in the color black only and sizes S/M and M/L, these tights also retail for $45.00.

Though all these tights are out of my price range, if this a preview of the new season, I can’t wait to see what other designers, specifically the ones specializing in budget ranges (Jonathon Aston, anyone?) will come out with.

Vintage Gossard Lingerie: what a lady wears to bed…

I really don’t deal much with vintage nightgowns. My primary objects of affection, not surprisingly, usually involve a pair of stockings.

Every once in awhile, though, I see something which makes me think I ought to broaden my horizons. Trishypoo’s vintage Gossard nightgown set is one of these times.

For once, I’m just going to post the pictures and let them do the talking.

Made by Niki Sale Alert!

The new line of Made by Niki shapewear is on sale over at Pampered Passions. You can get the satin magic bum, shape short, plunge bra, garter belt, or thong all for 50% off.

A small note about fit…if you have a vintage figure (that is, if your hips are around 10″ or more larger than your waist) you’ll likely want to order the next size up. If your hips are larger than 40″, then I’m sorry, but Made by Niki is not for you.