April 29, 2014

Vintage Lingerie and My Love For Vintage Slips

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Ridiculously grainy, my first attempt at a "selfie" in a navy blue Van Raalte full slip. I created it in black and white in hopes it wouldn't be so grainy...I was wrong. 

What I WANT to look like...ha!

Howdy folks. Well here they are. I took these awhile back, and posted them on my personal Facebook page, but now they are world wide, so WTF, who cares right!? 
Well, another pitiful attempt at selfie.
 I am very shy, (ha, me!?), Yes., so any future pictures that I share, will be no face but just the body, and NO NUDIES. SO don't even ask or go there.

April 25, 2014

Top 10 Shocking Vintage Lingerie Ads

Being Native American, I absolutely love this. I do really!

We love articles about vintage lingerie advertisements. They had marketing ideas so ahead of their time, not only that, some would find them not very politically correct (we don't agree, we love them and not offended). Those who are offended by them, just get your big girl panties on and deal with it!

J Lo would have been in heaven.

Not sure why, this ad creeps me out. Not sure it's so "shocking" but just really weird.

April 24, 2014

Happy National Lingerie Day! Vintage Lingerie Started It All!

Happy Lingerie Day! SLIP into something slinky!

Wow, who would have thunk it. After all these years, this is the first I have ever heard of National Lingerie Day! Don't you think since being a vintage lingerie blog, that we should recognize it!?

So, with saying that, we are presenting our Sweet Vintage Lingerie, Evolution of The Nightgown.
 Enjoy! Leave us a comment and tell us what you think. We also have a pretty comprehensive article on the history of lingerie here! And history of Vanity Fair lingerie here!

On Pinterest, we have a Vanity Fair advertisements through the history here!
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Vintage Lingerie For This Week's GASP! Look What We Found!

Beautiful full fashioned all nylon seamed nylon stocking from our trusted friends and affiliates at Stocking HQ.

April 23, 2014

The Ultimate Corset Guide by Esty Lingerie

Ultimate Corset Guide
We take no credit for this guide, but just wanted to share it with you. If you are a lover of corsets, wear or collect, have a obsession for them, then this guide is for you. Esty Lingerie is an affiliate of ours. We do love their lingerie, and we only choose quality affiliates.
 http://www.estylingerie.com/epages/BT3917.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/BT3917/Categories/Corsets/#oid=1231_1We are so falling in love with Esty Lingerie. Not only do they feature some of the most beautiful lingerie we have seen;

April 21, 2014

Top 10 Vintage Panties Lingerie Most Bizarre and Strange Ads

mademoiselle March 73.  Hmmm my mom just told me to wear clean underwear.  This is a seriously messed up ad.
Wait..What!? WTF!
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?

Where are the peanuts?? What do peanuts have to do with this!?
We are stunned at the silliness of these ads. Today, would you find these marketing ideas?

April 19, 2014

History Of Lingerie

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. 

      Use Caution!
      There are panties being recreated and produced now with all nylon gussets/crotch areas that are and being called "vintage style or retro style and even vintage". 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.


      April 16, 2014

      Vintage Lingerie History of Frederick's Of Hollywood and Ads

      Vintage Lingerie... Frederick's of Hollywood, 1947-1973: 26 Years of Mail Order Seduction THE Holy Grail of vintage lingerie books and catalogs has ...



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      Diana Lingerie Slip Co. Vintage Erotica

      Sweet Vintage Lingerie: Diana Lingerie Slip Co:   This was THE original FREDERICK"S OF HOLLYWOOD MEETS VICTORIA SECRET in the lingerie business.

      Diana Slip - Publicit├ę catalogue, 1931 Brassa├». Le Corset noir
       The Diana Slip Company was a 1930...Continue Article Here


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      Vintage Lingerie For This Week's GASP! Look What We Found!

      Starting this week on SVL, we are featuring our GASP! Look What We Found!  what a beautiful find vintage lingerie nightgown. 50s Vintage Artemis Tangerine Dream Peignoir Set
      Now, see what I mean? This lovely find is from Dollhouse Bettie. This breathtaker has it's original tags!
      Dollhouse Bettie says, "Two fluttery layers of nylon tricot culminate into one tantalizing treat in this vintage peignoir and nightgown set! The peignoir, constructed from two equally heavenly shades of peach tricot 15 denier chiffon, features an ecru lace trimmed yoke that elegantly frames the neck and face. Vibrant coral accents peek though the delicate lace trim creating unique detailing. The classic peter pan collar features ecru lace applique and peach satin piping, two satin fabric covered buttons secure the peignoir at center front neck. The trapeze cut billows away from the body in an A-line silhouette, petite gathers add volume and detail over the bustline.

       Last but not least, the dramatic, full poet sleeves gather at the elbow with cased elastic adding dramatic appeal to this eye catching design. The coordinating nightgown is composed of a soft semi opaque ivory underlayer with a floating layer of tangerine chiffon on top. Ecru lace trim accents the bust and sweetheart neckline, dainty gathers under each cup and the inset peaked waist band create the classic ballet length 50s silhouette. Self fabric piping frames the waist for a flattering belt like design, corded loop ties extend from each side seam to tie at back. The lightly gathered chiffon skirt cinches then flows away from the waist finishing off this airy delight. Original paper tags are still intact and attached to both gown and peignoir. Paper tags read, "Artemis, 2pc set, Tangerine, size 32, $24."
      You can purchase this stunner here: 50s Vintage Artemis Tangerine Dream Peignoir Set
      Yes, grant it, Dollhouse Bettie is an affliate of ours, however, we just don't pick any ol' places to have as affiliates. We at SVL pick only high quality, places of interest that we know our readers will enjoy, and only associate with well established businesses such as Dollhouse Bettie! 
      Dollhouse Bettie
      Pretty Much Looks Like This Set from a vintage magazine advert.


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      April 14, 2014

      Mad Men Lingerie Season 7 Vintage Lingerie Styles

      Mad Men Season 7 Lingerie. With the new season starting, be on the look out for these vintage lingerie styles that the gals will be wearing. Featured from 1968 and 1969. Everything from bras, panties, slips, nightgowns and even what Barbie wore!
      1968 Van Raalte Nightgown ...Very Don Draper Turn On
      We are seeing Megan in this
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      April 13, 2014

      Black Dahlia Exposed at Esty Lingerie

      Black Dahlia Exposed at Esty Lingerie 

      OMG! I love these so much! These are called the Black Dahlia Sheer Polkadot Tie-Side Knickers from the UK, offered by Esty Lingerie. One of our trusted Affiliates

      Black Dahlia Knickers
      These are vintage style..pin up! So retro...I LOVE THE RIBBONS features on the sides

      These are sheer with flocked polka-dots! With black and golden yellow ribbons to tie at each side. These mysterious panties are so seductive and fun at the same time.

      and............... HANDMADE from the UK.
      Yummy!!!!!!!!  HOT!
      Incredibly HOT

      Yes, even though this is an affiliate of Sweet Vintage Lingerie.....we would still feature this HOT panty! I'm swooooooooning!


      Vintage Lingerie Vanity Fair Photos by Mark Shaw

      Photographer Mark Shaw most beautiful work was shot for Vanity Fair’s lingerie advertising campaign. This series of images was created over a ten-year period. It garnered yearly recognition by the prestigious Art Director’s club. After working in still photographic film for over 20 years, Shaw embraced a new challenge, by 1965 Shaw was an active film director filming award winning commercials for television and working as a photographic consultant to film directors. Source: http://markshawphoto.com/fashion-photography/
      Vanity Fair Vintage Lingerie
      Vanity Fair nightgowns, featuring Mark Shaw photographer.


      April 7, 2014

      Vintage Lingerie Top 10 Sexiest Nylon Stocking Vintage Advertisements

      Vintage Lingerie Top 10 Sexiest Nylon Stocking Vintage Advertisements
       These are our top ten most fave stocking adverts...Sexy indeed. Provocative for their era. I do believe Hanes nylon stocking ads are by far the most sexiest. Flirty, with a bit of innocence. Anyhow enjoy these 10 advertisements from the Mad Men era (and before!).

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      1. Our most favorite of all. Peek A Boo!
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      2. Quaker Stockings, next to Hanes and for their era were simply divine.
      vintage stocking ads | Vintage silk stocking ad
      3. EMO now, not necessarily the EMO of today. This French ad is sexy indeed.

      Lingerie Pin Up Pictures Featuring The Lingerie Addict

      Long time blogger and online friend from The Lingerie Addict recently had a photo shoot in some stunning lingerie, by  Old School Pinup and POC Photo, find original post here: New Lingerie Addict Photos from Old School Pinups! In the meantime, enjoy these hot and seductive pictures featuring Cora, the woman behind The Lingerie Addict.
      Meowwwwww..Yummy Cora from The Lingerie Addict

      YUMMY, my favorite picture..See more at The Lingerie Addict

      April 6, 2014

      Vintage Lingerie and The Undie World of Lili St. Cyr Lingerie Provocatives

      Vintage Lingerie and The Undie World of Lili St. Cyr Lingerie Provocatives
      Lili St. Cyr, world famous original burlesque dancer, queen of strip teasing, and pinup photography. Also designed and offered costuming for strippers as well as lingerie for housewives.

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      "The Undie World of Lili St. Cyr," was her lingerie business based in Hollywood. Her catalogs had Lili modeling every article, with descriptions and details.

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      Lili's boutique, this was the only picture we could find.

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