Sunday, February 17, 2013

Undergarments Make-th The Woman

I am one of those ladies that actually detest underwear. However, and obviously, it is a necessary evil. But there is nothing better than whipping off a bra at the end of the day and sighing with relief........

Nevertheless, I own quite a lot of vintage undergarments.  Bralette's, corsets, high waisted panties, a plethera of bullet bras. And they must be Deadstock vintage as the repo garments just don't do the same 'thing'...IE: give you the right shape and keep the 'bits' IN.

In some cases tho, undergarments are a must, and in the case of a plain color fabric & drop waisted dress, very necessary!
The all in one body suit in the photo above is a vintage, upcycled with fresh red dye piece.  It has a bullet shaped cup, corseted waist and little tight shorts with suspender straps.  It also has a little opening so a lady can visit the bathroom without getting totally naked! (Disclaimer: I actually haven't used this as the thought of it is very off-putting......what if I can't wee straight????  So I just hang on till I get home...cough, cough.)  The end result is a smooth outline with slightly nipped in waist.

For something similar, Rago makes something that looks almost the same called the Rago Full Body Shaper Girdle Shapette Long Leg Body Briefer.

Onto the dress.  It's from one of my favoutite vintage sellers,  ForeverLovelyVintage.  I have purchased several times through her and my clothing always arrives super quick and freshly laundered.
50's Novelty Dress: Forever Lovely Vintage
Shoes: Poetic License
Necklace: Modcloth
50's cateye sunglasses: eBay


  1. You look fabulous! That dress looks great on you. I would love to own vintage dead stock items but I have year to run across something in my size.

    I love wearing girdles and shape-wear. It gives you that extra bit of confidence that we all need. I have a Rago waist cincher and I love it. It smooths out bulges and nips in my waist.

    1. My bra size makes finding vintage bras rather hard too. Thanks Mariela for your nice comment!

  2. You are looking awesom as always. I must admit I spat my coffee everywhere at the "wee" mention ... wasn't expecting that gem :D

  3. You look incredible. Foundation garments really are the key to vintage. I adore my girdles...though have yet to find a bullet bra that fits my g cup "ladies". You could always try practising weeing at home :P

    1. I could but the husband would make sure he was there to watch and it would put me off ;)
      G cup....yes, I can understand you would have troubles. 38D is hard enough to source. Good luck!

  4. That dress is such a charmer! I just loved it when one encounters novelty prints on black backgrounds like that. Perfect (underline that a million times) necklace to partner this this wonderful frock, too.

    Big hugs,
    ♥ Jessica

    1. Yes, the necklace matched excellently! Thanks Jessica!

  5. I love that adorable dress! LOL..."wee straight"...hehe...


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