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Posted 1216 days ago
I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before, but I love vintage slips. Not only are they a glamorous throwback to a bygone era, they’re the perfect introduction to a world of vintage lingerie..inexpensive, widely available, and flattering on almost everyone.
As a brief aside, there’s one key difference between vintage lingerie and retro lingerie. Vintage lingerie was made in the past. Retro lingerie just looks like it was made in the past–it’s actually constructed in the present-day.
E-bay is always my first choice for vintage slips, with Vanity Fair and Van Raalte being my preferred brands. I’ve found some great deals for under $10 so even the most budget-conscious diva can indulge. Etsy is another great choice, though their prices tend to start a bit higher…around the $20 mark.
What do you think of my slip? I wore one of these on a recent date with The Boyfriend and he loved it even more than my overtly sexy lingerie. Funny how that works, yeah?
In other news, the “L” key on my laptop keeps sticking. I can’t begin to tell you how inconvenient that is when you’re writing a lingerie blog. There’s an “L” everywhere! Good night, lovelies.
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Posted 1260 days ago
Good morning! Even though I wear yoga pants and t-shirts to bed most nights, nothing makes me feel more glamorous than a silky, bias cut, flirty chemise or nightgown. Today, I’m posting 10 of my top gowns, slips, and chemises from across the internet. You’ll find something here for every budget, and even a surprise vintage item!
Pour Moi? “Opium” Chemise$40.00Another budget item, I love the bows and ruffle trim at the cleavage on this piece, and purple is such a flattering color on everyone.
Louella Bloom Organic Nighty$50.00You know I can’t have one of these posts without featuring an Etsy designer, and I love the clean, simple lines of this basic nighty from
Eberjey “Zen Stripe” Chemise$63.00Because you can’t wear silk every night, this nighty is a cozy, comfy alternative with just the right amount of allure and sex-appeal thanks to the trim at the bust.
Secrets in Lace Pleated Chemise$69.00Want to feel like Dita von Teese in the bedroom? Then this chemise is for you. I love the retro pleating, and this slip is available up to size XL.
Lisa’s Folly “Kaiko” Silk Babydoll$122.50I just discovered this designer this morning, but she’s so awesome I’m featuring two of her nighties in this article. I’m a sucker for lace, and I particularly like the placement here.
Lisa’s Folly “Masako” Silk Wrap Nightgown$175.00My second selection from Lisa’s Folly, this is a more “mature” version of the gown featured earlier. The lace insert and thigh high slit seal the deal.
And now…the vintage piece!
1960′s Vintage Vanity Fair Leopard Print Micro-Slip$129.00I love, love, love the old Vanity Fair leopard print. Lots of times leopard print can look cheap and tawdry, but Vanity Fair did it right. These are true collector’s piece, and the one above looks nice enough to wear. I highly recommend picking up anything in this collection if you happen to see it!
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Posted 1411 days ago
I’ve got a few posts lined up for this weekend that I am super-excited about. However, as I’m just getting off of work and really should get to bed, let’s start with the easiest one first. ;-)
I don’t have to remind you that I love vintage lingerie. I especially love vintage Vanity Fair lingerie. And, more than anything else, I am obsessed with vintage leopard print Vanity Fair lingerie.
In 2008, I made it my personal mission to acquire all the vintage Vanity Fair leopard print I could find. Overachiever that I am, I met my goal and acquired a number of fabulous pieces including my favorite, this leopard print bodysuit.
But you know what? I don’t like keeping these goodies all to myself, so I’ve found another leopard print bodysuit currently up for auction. The size is 34B. The condition is excellent. And the bidding starts at only $9.99. You all better jump on this…before I decide I need another one of these. ;-)
*Photo by Photognome.