These top 10 (well, there are 12, we couldn't resist adding a couple more) vintage lingerie panty ads are messed up.
We found these bizarre, strange, but somehow very creative and they caught our eye! What do you think?
Monday, April 21, 2014
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Vintage lingerie history....A little tidbit on dating your garments, brand labels etc.
Dating vintage lingerie can be a little tough to pinpoint down to the exact date when it was produced. If you familiarize yourself when labels and fabrics were used, styles and cuts, you can estimate when it was made. Vintage magazine adverts and vintage clothing catalogs will tell you the approximate year of production. There are many other ways to "guestimate" the era of your vintage piece, such as garment labeling (Union labels, RN numbers, and garment care instructions).
- Prior to 1941, most lingerie was created in glorious fabrics of rayon satins and silks. Shortly after 1941, you will see a lot more lingerie was being created in various nylon and nylon blends, although rayon was still used too. Nightgowns and peignoir sets created in fluffy chiffon nylons were very popular in the 1950s and 1960s, and moving forward to the 1970s/80s you will see more all nylon sets without chiffon.
|Pillowtab on a real vintage panty (Vintage Vanity Fair Panty)|
- Vintage lingerie can be dated other ways. If there are "care instructions" on the label, your garment is AFTER 1971.
- Most vintage slips had metal hardware/sliders etc, prior to the late 1960s. Vintage half waist slips and panties, might have a "pillowtab" in the waist and the brand labels are mostly sewn in place in side seams, and hems.
- Panties that have all nylon gussets are most likely made before 1970, and might have a "pillowtab" in the waist.
These panties are even being created in what the seller calls "vintage nylon" and getting away with calling them vintage. PISSES ME OFF! Also, you will see a slew of "vintage nightgowns" that are not real vintage. When in doubt ask your seller if they are authentic true vintage or not and not reproduction panties or nightgowns.
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Vintage Lingerie... Frederick's of Hollywood, 1947-1973: 26 Years of Mail Order Seduction THE Holy Grail of vintage lingerie books and catalogs has ...
Sweet Vintage Lingerie: Diana Lingerie Slip Co: This was THE original FREDERICK"S OF HOLLYWOOD MEETS VICTORIA SECRET in the lingerie business.
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