Shapewear – Vintage Lingerie Guide

Vintage Inspired Girdles

Shop vintage style shapewear and vintage lingerie. Bullet bras, girdles, and waist cinchers from What Katie Did, Rago , Pip and Pantalaimon and Bettie Page. Introduction to Shapewear Hollywood, during the 1930’s and 1940’s, without meaning to at all, brought about a revolution in the field of foundation wear. The stars didn’t like iron-clad girdles …

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1940s Fashion – Winter Underwear in 1942


In 1942, the outdoor girl dressed good and warm Winter underwear in 1942. The silhouette for 1940s foundation wear is breathing room for waistlines, beautiful, uplifted bosoms and a return to the straight and narrow for hips. Life Magazine in 1942 reports on ladies underwear for the ‘sports girl’. Photographs by Gjon Mili The female hothouse …

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1940s Fashion – The Wired Bra


Late 1940s brassieres eliminate straps – Bare shouldered fashions set a problem for foundation garment makers. This has resulted in the development of the strapless, wired brassiere – an increasingly important article of women’s 1940s underwear. This new and useful brassiere contains a single wire which makes an arch over each breast and a small …

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Neiman Marcus Department Store in 1945


The Most Glamorous Department Store in America – Daphne : Where did Mrs. Crane go, anyway? Niles : She’s making her annual pilgrimage to the holy land. Martin : I thought Maris was going to Dallas to visit her sister. Niles : That is her holy land. It’s the site of the first Neiman Marcus. …

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A Brief Visual History of Lingerie


Sixty Years of Women’s Foundation wear – 1905 Corset Originating from England, this s-curve corset made with floral brocaded silk, silk ribbon, and elastic. The Edwardian corset rested low over the bosom and extended down over the hips. The straight-front, when laced up provided the infamous s-curve which pushed breasts out, stomach in and back …

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1940s Fashion – 1948 Guide to Foundation wear


1940s Vintage Lingerie advice – Glamourdaze just published a page devoted to the secretive world of vintage lingerie. We’ve chosen excerpts from a book published in 1948 called Foundations for Fashion and provided links to our recommended supplier of faux vintage style undergarments. The guidebook – Foundations for Fashion is an excellent 1940s and 1950s …

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1940s Winter Foundation Wear Review

Straight from the Underworld – Nov 1940 – 1940s Winter Foundation Wear. Our time travelling beauty correspondent Carolyn Van Wycks reports from November 1940 with a quick perusal of the latest undergarments for ladies from the leading 1940s foundation wear brands. ” THE NEWS from the outstanding authorities on fall / winter foundation fashions this …

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1940s Fashion – How to get Christian Dior’s New Look !

Corsets and padding for Diors New Look of 1947- 1940s Fashion – from – Two 1940s British models attempt to achieve Christian Dior’s New Look by wearing the latest 1940s shape-wear -From the Pathe’s film archive. With half of London still in ruins, and food and clothing rationing still enforced, this was more of …

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