Vintage Elegance in Pin-Up Style Lingerie
The resurgence of great vintage styles featuring classic cuts not seen since the era of bobby sox and A-Line dresses has really given modern women tons of alternatives to shake up their wardrobes and express their personality. But how do you transfer that simplistically elegant pin-up look to the boudoir?
It’s easier than you think! These outfits may harken back to simpler times but that doesn’t mean they’re any less sexy. Modest cuts make the imagination work harder and the novelty of pin-up lingerie creates excitement that’s as “stimulating” as ever.
The Less You See . . .
Sexiness used to be about seduction and mystery. Take a look at classic World War II bomber art and one thing you’ll see on nearly every nosecone is a robust woman coyly flashing her stockings and garter belt. That little hint of something naughty under a sexy nurse’s outfit or a French maid costume was enough to keep our boys up in the air back then . . . and there’s no reason why it can’t today. Heighten the experience by letting the imagination do more of the work.
When it comes time to show off a little more, how do you complete that vintage look?
Babydolls are the quintessential piece of vintage lingerie and have been in style for decades. You see them in cheesecake and pin-up photography from the 1950s through the 1970s and beyond. Depending on the style, fabric, and color you choose, you can create a custom look that’s seductive, shy, or comfy cozy.
For something a little more elegant, a little more refined, try variations of high waisted lingerie. These comfortable cuts shape and smooth and add a layer of classic refinement under whatever you’re wearing. Skirts, gartered lingerie, and high-waisted panties slim and elongate your figure while hiding minor imperfections.
Maybe vintage Hollywood is more your style. Wrap yourself in a sexy gown or robe and become Lana Turner, Joan Crawford, or Mae West at your vanity telling your leading man to come up and see you sometime! (Thankfully you don’t have to worry about Hollywood censors like they did.)
Mix Up Your Vintage Lingerie
There are no rules when it comes to finding the right style of vintage lingerie to fit your mood. Play around, have fun, and don’t be afraid to mix things up. Incorporate an elegant vintage baby dolls with an open crotch panty for a sexy surprise. Pair a sophisticated stocking and garter belt set with a cupless bra or sexy underbust corset for a sensual shock.
Whether you wear your vintage lingerie every day or on special occasions, these empowering styles will help you embrace your inner Hollywood Bombshell and bring true sexy back.