There was a time when wearing vintage lingerie was only for the dedicated vintage collector, a world with antiquarian or collectible books, exclusively for women over a certain age. Nowadays you don’t have to be that woman, or even fit that age bracket, you can do it secretly and privately, you also don’t have to be that person who would visit the vintage shop first thing on a Monday morning. It seems there is nothing wrong with sharing your little hobbies, and it’s often perceived to be fashionable to be wearing retro garments – even vintage lingerie garments.
Is this why retro lingerie online shops have been so popular over the last 10 years? It’s considered to be an investment buying fine vintage pieces such as the bullet bras, panties, girdles, corsets and babydolls.
Vintage lingerie are not only sized differently but are made with more care in their production. There are gorgeous rarities that are enough to turn anyone into a vintage enthusiast, not to mention the fabrics are more luxurious and pure.
What’s the different between vintage lingerie and comparable garments found on the high streets? Vintage collectors will tell you there’s a world of difference – in both quality and beauty. However it is very difficult to find genuine vintage pieces and the prices for those can be more than contemporary luxury lingerie.
To be able to buy vintage-looking lingerie online, a shop such as Mio Destino is one you should not be missing out, as it contains some of the most luxurious and classic of garments. Here’s a pick of the most treasured collectable-like items:
– Gwendoline Black Merry Widow Basque by What Katie Did
– What Katie Did were the first company in the UK to revive the bullet bra over a decade ago, adapting an original 1950s pattern and adding several more cup sizes to suit the modern figure, and we love this Longline Cone Bra
– Four strap Marlene suspender belt in sheer scarlet red organza and peach satin, with its design inspired by an original 1950s pattern
The Temptation Lace and Vintage Stitch Corset by Playful Promises includes steeling boning and a metal front busk. Featuring hand stitched black panels and sexy lace up back. The corset is finished with contrasting nude satin panels with lace overlay.
The Bound Cupped Corset includes boning and a metal front busk. Detailed with silky black panels and contrasting nude satin. The black cord straps give a restraining illusion
By Anna N.