Dita, Dita, Dita…what can I say about her that hasn’t been said already? From being a muse to couture fashion houses like Jean Paul Gaultier to designing luxury lingerie collections for the likes of Wonderbra and Frederick’s of Hollywood to selling out burlesque and striptease shows worldwide, Dita is more than a woman…she’s an icon.
On the personal side, I love what Dita von Teese has to say about lingerie. Like her, I believe that “Lingerie is not about seducing men, it’s about embracing womanhood.” And I also “…love it when you can go about your daily business with the knowledge that you have a little secret of your own underneath.” With that in mind, why don’t we take a look at a few key pieces that can give anyone a Dita-worthy wardrobe.
Dita von Teese is almost never seen without her stockings, and thanks to an exclusive deal with Secrets in Lace, you can wear the exact same nylons that she does in her burlesque shows and stage performances. The pair shown to the right is the Dita Glamour French Heel, and you can purchase it here.
Along with her many talents, Dita is famous for being able to tightlace her corsets from a natural waist size of 22″ down to 16.5.” While I don’t recommend that kind of extreme body modification (Dita already has an extraordinarily curvy figure), I do recommend the corsets from What Katie Did. You can buy a basic black underbust (like the one to the right) for less than $200.
A pin-up model’s look isn’t complete without a retro-style bra, and how will your fully-fashioned stockings stay up without the right garter belt? Fortunately, What Katie Did has you covered. Authentic vintage patterns inspire all their designs, so whatever you buy will make you look and feel like Ms. von Teese herself. I recommend the classic Maitresse and Harlow lines.
What do you think of the Dita von Teese phenomena? Please share your thoughts with me in the comments!