Sunday, June 30, 2013

The Sunday Snag – Ooh La La

40s style bra in Tiffany blue

Garter Belt and Stockings

Reproduction Vintage Panties and Seamed Stockings

1940s Style Pointed Bra in Tiffany Blue
The Sunday Snag is about to get some heat! 

Relax, no jiggly bits will be seen. I just wanted to give you a peek at what I've been wearing under all these vintage finds you've been ogling at lately. Back on my Bucket List Outfit post (see here), you got to see the only (until now) visible part of my underpinnings, my seamed stockings. Well, here is the rest of the innumerable under-layers that made up that outfit. None of these are actual vintage, but instead they are reproductions of vintage styles. 

I've been coveting the garter belt look for quite a long time. I love clean line of the contrasted seam in the back and the oh so sexy tug that a garter belt makes on the skin. It is actually quite funny to me that this seems so scandalous to post on a blog. I mean, really, I see girls on the street in smaller dresses than my slip (not to mention the amount of skin seen in the modern shorts style!). So don't get your blood pressure up, this is only as naughty as you allow it to be. 
*I did get these pre-approved by the hubs, by the way. I do care what he feels comfortable with and vetoed a couple of photos per his request. So on with the show!)

I got all my luxurious lingerie (sans slip) from What Katy Did, an online store specializing in vintage reproduction lingerie. They were very helpful via Live Chat and the package came quickly. I wavered a bit on the sizes, but everything worked out relatively well. I purchased contrasted seamed stockings, the Maitresse garter belt and panties, and the 40s style Clarice bra in a Tiffany blue. The 40s bra is pointed (like the ones of that period), but not as pointed as a 50s bullet bra. It has a soft cup and no underwire. As I'm not very busty, this works well for me and was supremely comfortable and quite pretty. The stockings were wonderful! I had to get used to the non-stretch of them though. I've never had stockings that needed a garter to be held up, so even though it is common sense, I didn't anticipate them having no stretch. Same with the bra. There isn't elastic in it, so you have to be very sure of your size as there is no stretch. 

If any of you have specific questions, ask away! This was my first experience with all of these item styles and I would be glad to help if you aren't sure about something or have random questions.

Vintage Style Stockings and Garter Belt

Vintage style contrast seamed stockings

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28 comments:

  1. I've purchased from What Katy Did and had good experiences. Their stuff looks great. Vintage lingerie and seamed stockings are wonderful.

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    1. Oh glad to hear you had good experiences too! I was a bit worried because they are quite expensive and I didn't want to be disappointed.

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  2. love these! and you're so right! what is scandalous about this...sometimes people are so strange. Modern clothes is more revealing than any vintage inspired lingerie...but actually sometimes being covered up a little bit makes us even more sexy, that is what vintage is all about I think.

    http://modaodaradosti.blogspot.com/

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    1. Agree 100%! Sometimes the hint of sexiness goes a long way. ;-)

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  3. I love all of these photos you put up! Such gorgeous stuff x
    Charlotte
    www.winstonandwillow.com

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  4. Everything is so pretty!

    Have a great Sunday. ☺

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  5. Great pics! The bra is gorgeous ^^
    xoxo

    novelstyle.blogspot.com

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  6. Oh la la, indeed! I wouldn't have guessed about the lack of stretch in the stockings, either! Fabulous pictures, and appropriately racy :)

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  7. Check you out, I think you should be working for What Katie Did:) Glad you've had a good experience with them. I also love their stockings too. I also have a corset and a girdle from them too but I'm still undecided. I think the girdle is a little bit bumpy so I haven't really worn it. I think I should give it more of a shot and where it more and see how it goes. I'm not sure how I feel in general about corsets. I was looking for one that would give me a "New Look" shape but due to the thickness of the corset I don't think I quite achieved this. I get how you need the bone and lace up but it is a little on the thick side, I'm sure like most corsets.

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    1. Ooh, I'm glad you told me this. I was wondering about a girdle myself and was on the fence. I don't think corsets would be a good idea for me because I tend to have lower back problems and they can weaken my back muscles. Their stockings are wonderful though! Glad you like them too!

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  8. Fabulous pictures! Ive been thinking of getting a bra like this one. It looks so lovely and comfortable.

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    1. It really is quite comfy, except for the no stretch part. Can tend to feel a tad more restrictive, but not overly so.

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  9. Oh beautiful! I love the seam up the back of the leg. When I used to do ballet all my tights had that seam!
    xo
    styleontheside.com

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    1. Fun! Another reason to love ballet! ;-)

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  10. You are quickly becoming one of my favorite blogs! Plus you look so much like an old friend of mine.

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    1. Uhm, that is amazing! I'm super glad you like visiting my blog and I'm thrilled to look like someone you've had a friendship with too!

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  11. Must be wonderful to have a few pieces like this and imagine living in a different era. Looks gorgeous!!! x

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  12. Oh, I just LOVE vintage lingerie (well, who doesnt!). These pieces look very beautiful. I like that you feel scandalous writing about this... it makes a nice change from all the flesh-baring pop stars screaming at us from magazines all over the place!

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  13. What's NOT to love about all things vintage? So Oooh-La-La! What Katy Did sounds like a great place to shop. =0)
    ~Kim

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  14. Wow! I love especially the blue satin bra! I find vintage lingerie so very sexy!
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    xoxo
    Coco et La vie en rose
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  15. Oh how fun!!!
    These are really pretty and your photos are beautiful and tasteful. The stockings look great on your dancer legs.
    What a great snag!
    Jayne
    Handmade Cuties

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  16. So pretty! Almost too pretty to cover or put away~

    Marie @
    Lemondrop ViNtAge

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  17. Hi Jamie! What a wonderful lingerie, looks stunning on you! The stockings are really beautiful! Have a nice week ahead, kisses! xo

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  18. These are so luxurious and feminine.Thanks for your wonderful words over at mine, hope your week kindly surprises you :)

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  19. I like the look of the garter too. I think they just look and feel feminine and pretty. You've got some really nice choices here. I like the shoes too!

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  20. Hey sweetie, thanks for following me on gfc, I would love it if you could follow me on bloglovin xxxx

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  21. So wonderfully classic and lovely! I adore a good garter belt or girdle with garters, too, though my pesky nickel allergy means that I must avoid all those with metal (in case said metal contains nickel) and this limits the playing field tremendously (more brands really need to make plastic garter clasps/clips).

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Oh that would be challenging! I didn't think of that at all!

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