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My Valentine’s Day Outfit: Girdles, Wiggle Dresses, & Trench Coats

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The Boyfriend and I had a fantastic Valentine’s weekend! On Friday, we went out to dinner to celebrate my appearances on WiseBread and The Consumerist (he’s amazingly supportive of my lingerie blog). Then on Saturday, we started Valentine’s Day a bit early and went out for tapas at a local wine bar followed by a burlesque show put on by the delightful performers at Columbia City Cabaret. He doesn’t read my blog, so I feel okay saying this here… but I really, really like him. Like, a lot.

Okay… enough gushing! Onto my outfit. The trench coat comes from Gryphon NY, the dress is by Heartbreaker Fashion (only $50 and handmade to order!), the belt is by Betsey Johnson, the corselette (another name for a girdle dress) is from Kiss Me Deadly, the knickers are from Secrets in Lace, the stockings are fully-fashioned vintage purchased at Dollhouse Bettie (unfortunately, they’re too torn up to ever wear again), and the pearl necklace was won in a giveaway over on Cafe Fashionista 

So… what do you think of my little ensemble? And did you all wear anything special today?

Cora Harrington

Founder and Editor in Chief of The Lingerie Addict. Author of In Intimate Detail: How to Choose, Wear, and Love Lingerie. I believe lingerie is fashion too, and that everyone who wants it deserves gorgeous lingerie.

28 Comments on this post

  1. TIMOTHYS says:

    Great outfit, great execution. You had to meet at the restaurant; if I picked you up at home and knew what you had on and under it would have been takeout for the night.

  2. Mr. RocknRoll says:

    You look beautiful….luck boyfriend :)

  3. Jerica Truax says:

    Girl you look amazing!!! =) As always but extra amazing for Valentines day! hehehe

    I did wear something special. I went to Macy's on Saturday and got a red turtleneck top and a cute black mini skirt ($5 each!). So I wore those with black tights and pumps.

    Felt good =)

  4. badside says:

    OMG, you look mouth watering! Love the lingerie (of course), very tasteful yet oh so sexy! ;^) And what's that I see a hint of, some strappy shoes perhaps? Show us!

  5. Roberto Sena says:


  6. Sheen V says:

    Wow! You look amazing! Next time just wear the girlde under the trench coat ;)

  7. MT says:

    Treacle, a wonderful post and a classic and classy outfit. Very beautiful and stunning!!

  8. goldenmeans says:

    Ah, it's so fun when you post your outfits Treacle. You look fantastic! :)

  9. DIXDEN says:

    Pleasant program. Bravo!

  10. Kelly says:

    You look great! So glad you had a nice V-day! And that you found such a great guy ;-)

  11. lunarcamel says:

    I should hope any man in his right mind would be supportive of his girlfriend's *lingerie* blog! If it were, like, a blog about ugly-ass hair clips that's one thing, but this is underwear we're talking about here!

  12. Kristine says:


  13. Anonymous says:

    This should be a new daily feature :-)

  14. Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl says:

    Hehe, are you sure the bf is not reading? :) Even then it's an okay thing to say! A very lovely outfit and I just love how you wore pearls for V'Day! The necklace looks perfect with the lingerie too!

  15. mzfatbooty says:

    I love this outfit–it is sexy and sophisticated. It brings an air of vintage elegance as well.

  16. SoCalMan says:

    Just like my Tweet said… WOW!

  17. Novelista Barista says:

    Loveessss ur outfits!!so cute :)

  18. MissNeira says:

    Super sexy! the waist cincher looks amazing on you

  19. bsblove9 says:

    Hey I wore that dress today in that color. While me and my boyfriend went to a champagne brunch at our zoo today. It's so lovely and comfy. And the rest of that outfit is really cute!

  20. Leah says:

    One word Treacle: FABULOUS!!!

    Happy Valentine's day! xoxo

  21. Miss Peregrin says:

    Gorgeous! You look great.

  22. frankufotos Lingerie says:

    Great outfit(s)

    And, how do you know he doesn't *really* read your blog? ; )

    Happy Valentines!

  23. Jennifer Fabulous says:

    Gahhhh!! You sexy lady! I freaking LOVE your dress. That's so cool you showed everything you were wearing. Hell, if I had a body like yours I would do the same! Lol. And that trench coat: so classy and so freaking FAB!

    I'm happy you had a wonderful Valentine's Day weekend. You truly deserved it. xoxo

  24. maiddiane says:

    Hello Treacle,

    What do i think of Your ensmble? In a word – Wonderful! You have what i don't – a Woman's hips & shape. i luv the girdle dress on You. But it all looks great, and so do You.

    Hooray for Your memorable V Day weekend!


  25. Sarah @ Pandora's Box says:

    Love that dress on you! It's so classy! Hope your vday was great! :)

  26. Petra Bellejambes says:

    All superb m'dear. The corselette is a delight of course, but the dress… lovely Mad Men feel to it.

    You look terrific. Hope the weekend was nothing but fun, and the b-friend is a lucky, and presumably, happy man.

    xxoo – Petra

  27. Cafe Fashionista says:

    I love, love, love the way you showed each and every part of your ensemble – loving it all!

    Happy, Happy Valentine's Day darling!! :)

  28. Retro Model Sari says:

    a very cute outfit!!!!

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