As you can pretty much guess I have a passion for vintage clothing. I love the shape that these clothes can give you; a nipped in waist or a classic full chested sweater girl look, but to get this bombshell style it’s not always about what’s on top but what a woman wears underneath. If you’re new to vintage clothing then it is important to know that vintage underwear can really make the outfit and give it that classic shape, as a lot of the clothes; primarily the tops and dresses, are made only to fit bullet bras and just won’t look right with a modern shaped bra. So as previously touched on in Issue 06, I thought I’d continue from the fabulous knowledge of Elinor from The Nylon Swish and delve even deeper into the world of vintage underwear.
When it comes to the history of lingerie it’s fascinating to note how the fabrics have developed over time. When we think of underwear today, we take for granted the elastic that holds everything up and stretches to our shape, but that wasn’t always the case. Take stockings for instance, when people think of vintage underwear they are probably the first thing to come to mind.