Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Unmentionables

When I first started becoming seriously interested in vintage dressing, I realized at some point I would have to get the right vintage/vintage inspired undergarments to make the clothes look right. I've been on the hunt for the past several weeks for the right things and have finally found most things I need and I thought I'd share some of the lovely things I've found.


This vintage slip is perfect for my dresses that are a bit more sheer, plus the lace work is just amazing.


To get the real vintage look a bullet bra is a must. I was happy I found some vintage dead stock bras on etsy.


A garter belt is also a must to hold up those lovely stockings. The one thing I'm lacking right now is a girdle, and I think I'll be purchasing one from What Katie Did. If any of you feel weird about wearing vintage undergarments What Katie Did is a great place to buy vintage inspired new ones.


I was so happy to find fully fashioned stockings still in the box! 

I'm really just in love with the beauty of vintage undergarments and the lovely silhouette they give.

xo,
 Em

42 comments:

  1. these are the most mentionable unmentionables I've seen thus far! I love the vintage slip :) the lace detailing is so pretty! x

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  2. Yes, very pretty. What kind of camera do you use and how do you achieve that soft vintage look? P.S. Love that you hung your garments on a clothesline!

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  3. I totally agree, I can't live without my vintage undies! :) Since I started wearing vintage bras, I can't stand the look of anything else. They fit so much nicer than any modern bras I've found. Today, I just found this pattern on etsy for a vintage teddy. I bet they would be wonderful in place of a slip! http://www.etsy.com/listing/79297402/teddy-combination-undergarment-vintage
    I love all of your beautiful things!! x

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  4. That picture of the stockings is beautiful! I think you just gave me a new idea for a photo project...

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  5. The vintage slip is gorgeous, and thanks for introducing me to What Katie Did! x

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  6. So pretty!! That's awesome you wear vintage under your pretty dress too :) that slip is gorgeous!

    Kc

    http://a-sparkley-silver-lining.blogspot.com/

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  7. i LOVE vintage slips, they are so pretty. i love the name of this post, made me giggle :)
    xo,
    cb

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  8. These are all so inspiring! Lovely:)

    Love,
    Stephanie May*

    http://www.maydae.com

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  9. I love vintage undergarments! I'd be dubious of the origins, but I guess it's not UNDIES undies, right?

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  10. Goodness, I'm dying for a vintage slip or just any sort of vintage underwear. But at the same time, I kind of have this fear of purchasing anything secondhand which has a stain that well, um, obviously came from the body (excuse my almost-graphic language). Fortunately, I have not run into nor have I owned anything as such. The hunt continues!

    forte-espressivo.blogspot.com

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  11. These are all gorgeous! How pretty you will feel when you wear them!

    Love your blog, and the name of it is also so charming. : )

    xo,

    Sarah

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  12. what pretty little things! i would feel like such a lovely lady in all of those.

    lovelovelove,
    autumn jordan
    http://we-are-infinite.blogspot.com

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  13. I never thought I would be one to try vintage undergarments either, but recently I hit a goldmine of pretty vintage slips at the thrift store for 50 cents each, so I stocked up! Way more comfortable than the ones I was wearing from Walmart before that, and they are just gorgeous.

    These photos are so pretty, I love how they are hanging on the clothes line.

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  14. I love the vintage slip!
    Thanks for your comment!

    Kisses from Hong Kong,
    Nicole

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  15. So pretty! I love vintage underwear, especially slips. I have a lot of my mum and nanna's old slips and nighties which I wear to bed. So fancy~

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  16. oooh pretty slip, its such a nice colour

    natalie
    http://lucyandtherunaways.blogspot.com

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  17. I've been coveting some vintage underthings for a long time now! I found some really cheap garters on the Vermont Country Store website, you should check them out!

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  18. The slip is so gorgeous, Emma <3 I am desperately seeking a bullet bra; aren't they the most wonderful shape!

    x
    Lost in the Haze

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  19. That slip is absolutely gorgeous, I think it would make any woman feel instantly fabulous!

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  20. thanks for the compliment and the comment! your blog is cute and you are adorable? follow? i'm following you. and i'm jealous of the stuff you scored on etsy :)

    hammocksandtrampolines.blogspot.com

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  21. If you want to save money on international shipping, you could try purchasing a girdle from Orchard Corset. I've gotten most of my foundation garments from there and they are a great company. They carry pretty much every rago girdle, which is awesome. If you have any questions about girdles, feel free to drop me a line. I'm kinda girdle-obsessed.

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  22. Looking through the photos of your blog and your style is really unique and femenine it really suits you! I think your face is a kind of beauty from the older days like really femenine.xx

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  23. Those are going to be so fun to wear! I feel like I'd seriously feel like I was living in the 50s while I was getting dressed in the morning! So fun, I admire the commitment!

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  24. Hi, thanks for the comment. Love your blog- you are gorgeous!

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  25. Amazing pieces! You're like a doll :)

    xoxo,
    http://fashiondollhousee.blogspot.com/

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  26. Absolutely gorgeous!
    -Tabatha
    www.bloomestheticsstudio.blogspot.com

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  27. That slip is so lovely, I have been searching for something like that forever. Just plain old gorgeous.

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  28. cute/vintage pictures and clothing<3

    xx
    http://www.trend-ish.com

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  29. i love lingerie photography! you've mastered it perfectly.
    love http://www.wonderingwolves.blogspot.com/

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  30. what fabulous gorgeous finds, they are just so pretty and delicate

    http://blogoftheprettythings.blogspot.com/

    xxx

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  31. So pretty! Thanks so much for sharing....you're totally right, have to have vintage undergarments to make it legit! I just bought a vintage slip the other day...I was considering dyeing it, but maybe Ill just leave it alone!

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  32. These photos are gorgeous. You've got me sold! Love when you find stockings in a box, super old school. Love your blog, it's very inspiring!!!

    Xx

    http://chelseasgirl.wordpress.com/

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  33. I really love What Katie Did! I also have a slip very similar to yours, just in coral. Beige would be much more practical!

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  34. absolutely love the slip! it's beautiful and i love the stockings too, it's great they're in such amazing condition. you're right, i am a little wary about vintage undergarments but i'm definitely going to check out what katie did because i can't miss these! thanks for your lovely commment on my blog :)xxx

    http://ronanronanronan.blogspot.com

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  35. Beautiful! Is the bullet bra comfy? I'd love to read an honest writeup about what it's like to wear a bullet bra and girdle. Next time you come to Nashville, check out Pre to Post Modern. They're my favorite source for clean vintage slips with beautiful trimmings.


    <3 stuffjendid.blogspot.com

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  36. Thanks for your comment on my blog! I absolutely LOVE yours. Vintage undergarments are SO gorgeous. I started following! xoxo

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  37. I agree, wearing vintage underwear makes vintage clothes look so much better!

    http://lifeisaromanticpoem.blogspot.com/

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  38. They're the perfect touch for vintage outfits. Love them!

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  39. You are so beautiful! I just started watching Mad Men and you look like you could be a character :)

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  40. No excuse for boring underwear! I wear slips all the time, but mine are mostly modern. I have recently got into the habit of adding lace trim to pretty them up, though :) The hunt is (always) on for the perfect cream silk vintage number...

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