Loved up or not, Happy Valentine's Day to all of you vintage fans! And over at The Vintage Fair, we are going to get a little bit saucy today (if not on Feb 14th, then when?!) and bring you the best vintage style undies out there. These are not just for the coupled up ladies out there, it has been known for decades that beautiful good fitting lingerie makes you feel your best so all the single girls can invest too!
Jayne Mansfield was one of the original blonde bombshells of the 50s and she knew exactly how to flaunt her assets seen here in a classic bullet bra.
Talking of bullet bras, who better to look to for faux vintage lingerie than our lovely friends What Katie Did. They've given you 20 pairs of stockings/tights since our blog launched in our fab giveaways, so give 'em a little love back and drool over their gorgeous undies. All of the WKD bras come in sizes A-G so you can be assured that you'll be glam and supported. Our favourite for Valentines is the Jubilee set, red hot yet still so classy and elegant, paired with a suspender belt and back seamed stockings you will be feeling seriously sexy. Add the faux bangs and you've nailed the Bettie Page look!
The High Street still has some lovely vintage inspired lingerie to offer us, and the go to for bras for me is still M&S. This Limited Collection set is a simple but stunning combination of soft silky black fabric and cream lace detail, though it's not fresh outta the forties, the style certainly echoes times gone by. Available in sizes A-DD, it's currently on offer at 20% off, which is even better.
If you're wanting to give a really big hint to the boy, or feeling like you deserve to treat yourself, who better to buy that new set of underwear from than Agent Provocateur. A seriously minxy brand whose products are known for their quality but sadly, also for their tiny people's sizes. However, if I were dreaming, I'd be getting my hands on this beautiful Kimono, and at a cool £495 I really am dreaming. Put down the credit card...
Von Follies oh I am so glad I just discovered you! Remember Dita did a stunning 50s collection for Wonderbra a few years ago? Well I thought that would be the end of of her designs but no, no no! Von Follies is the new range by the woman herself available at Debenhams. I just couldn't choose a particular style for you, so I decided on three...though I think the leopard print is just tipping it for me. The whole range is damn sexy, there's no other word! And with Dita modelling herself, you can imagine how beautifully burlesque this lingerie looks. And just if that wasn't enough, the entire range is currently 20% off.
It's not all red and black lace though and if you'd prefer to keep things floral and flirty rather than super sumptious, ASOS and Topshop and New Look have a fair amount of colourful sets at affordable prices to last all year round. The longline style of bra screams retro and can double as a top if you're feeling confident, maybe with a full 50s skirt to balance the look and to keep it from looking too spicy!
This Studded Bralet from Topshop keeps the nude colour and longline style but adds modern stud detail to bring it up to date. The floral ASOS Bralet is so very pretty but the extra strap detail adds a little something something, it also comes in matching high waisted knickers, cute as a button. New Look have cottoned on to the Kelly Brook style of designing lingerie fit for a curvy pinup kinda gal, this floral longline bra is really very pretty and seriously affordable.
So, will you be our Vintage Valentine? Please?