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With regular features in all the most prestigious fashion magazines (including Vogue, Elle, and Marie Claire), What Katie Did has become the world’s most famous retro lingerie brand. 2 weeks ago they released their much anticipated Spring/Summer 2011 collection. Featuring corsets, shapewear, as well as a brand new limited edition range, this season’s line has something for everyone.
The standout pieces from the new line, What Katie Did’s new corsets feature the brand’s signature gored hips mixed with a little something new…vintage-inspired external bone casings and a super sexy black waistband to further define and accentuate the narrowest part of the corset. Available in lace-covered and contrast styles, the Cabaret Laurie (overbust) sells for $340 and Cabaret Morticia (underbust) retails for $310.
Lingerie & Shapewear
What Katie Did also made several new additions to their main lingerie line. My favorites are the tap panties (so, so vintage!), strapless bra, underbust panty girdle, and underbust open bottom girdle (pictured below). The pieces are all based on vintage patterns, proving that shapewear can do the job and be incredibly sexy.
Limited Edition “Vicky” Lingerie
Last, but not least, let’s take a look at What Katie Did’s new “Vicky” range modeled by the always-amazing Bernie Dexter. In my opinion, this is the most disappointing part of the new collection…not because the lingerie is unattractive, but because it looks so similar to another range What Katie Did released a few seasons ago named Lily. I’ve put photos of the Vicky and the Lily sets side by side below. Can you tell the difference?
What do you think of What Katie Did’s new pieces? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!