Shape up – back to the 50’s

Marilyn Monroe in a swimsuitAll we see these days on TV, the internet and in magazines, are ads and articles telling us we should lose weight, tips on how to lose weight, and guides as to how to do it sensibly with diet and exercise – not to mention the various pills and potions we can take to help us with this ongoing ‘battle’.

However, go back just 60 years and it was a completely different story. The women who were considered the most beautiful in the 1950’s had curvy womanly shapes and skinny women were considered unattractive – which just shows how different body image and beauty was back then to how it is now.

Lingerie models and film stars were glamorous and shapely and adverts at the time were advising women to gain weight with products such as ironised yeast, Kelp-a-Malt and Wate-On liquidised emulsions which ‘Helps make bustline, cheeks, arms, legs fill out, helps put firm solid flesh on skinny figures all over the body’. With cartoon style adverts telling women they would never get a boyfriend if they were thin, there was as much pressure on women to gain weight in the 40’s and 50’s as there is now for us to lose it.

Marilyn Monroe was one of the biggest sex goddesses of our times and pictured many times in bikinis, swimsuits and lingerie/nightwear but she was a size 14, not perfectly toned and even had quite large thighs. In fact, on paper this sounds just like the ‘average’ woman of today.

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Spice Up Your Life with Figure Hugging Retro Shapewear

Retro Shapewear

Exquisite lingerie is all about pure self-indulgence. Many people regard underwear as a means to an end; uncomfortable but necessary items for support. They don’t realize that attractive lingerie is the key to looking and feeling confident, and the magic of feeling good is that you believe you can take on anything.

Retro lingerie is made from antique-style fabrics and patterns which are inspired by a romantic bygone era. The vintage look has been specifically revamped for women who love to feel groomed and pampered all over and who believe that retro styles contribute to completing the sophisticated look of women from years gone by. Who wouldn’t want delicate lace or sensual silk vintage inspired lingerie making an appearance beneath a trendy modern jacket or figure hugging dress? Mixing the old with the new brings a sophisticated edge and sexy allure to a look.

A Professional but Sexy Nipped and Tucked Look
For anyone who is thinking they need to be in better shape to wear sexy underwear, there is an abundance of slimming lingerie and gorgeous shapewear in glamorous copies of vintage styles that work to make you look instantly sleeker and trimmer. If you have to give a presentation at work, wearing lovely firming undergarments is one way to ensure your professional demeanour is not undermined as you will feel far more confident standing up in front of an audience. Today retro lingerie styles are big news and there are plenty of designs which are wonderfully flattering and show off your assets or hide your ‘liabilities’ appropriately.

Isn’t Shapewear Purely for Overweight Women?
Definately not! Any woman of any size can benefit from wearing shapewear in any of its forms. Even if you are a slim size 8 you may not be perfectly toned, or you may not possess that sought after hour glass figure – figure hugging lingerie can change all that in a second!

Add Smoking Hot Items to Your Wardrobe
Smoking hot suspender belts dating back to burlesque days and made popular by pin-ups such as Bettie Page, are designed to hold up stockings which way back then weren’t made with modern comfort fabrics like Lycra. Early girdles were a tight garment designed to flatten the tummy and later versions served a dual purpose, they slimmed you down and held up your stockings. Made popular again by singer-songwriter Madonna in the 80’s, and making a dramatic comeback in recent years, there is a wide selection of vintage copies in different styles, sizzling colours and designs.

Known also as a garter belt in the States, these sexy undergarments with metal clips to hold up stockings were worn in the 40’s and 50’s and were both sensual and practical – when one stocking laddered you simply replaced the one. With modern tights; if you ladder the one, the entire pair has to be thrown out.

Add a Touch of Interest and Intrigue
Your wedding day is the perfect opportunity to ‘go retro’ – a stretch satin suspender belt or power mesh girdle will certain give your wedding dress a touch of vintage style and sensual glamour as well as pulling you in a dress size or two!

Retro shapewear, girdles and Suspender Belts are no longer practical and uncomfortable undergarments, today they are made with soft fabrics that are both comfortable and supportive as well as being sexy. Panty girdles can be worn under dresses, trousers and skirts and the long-line full bodyshaper type also gives the thighs a toned look. For added convenience, many are also available with detachable suspender clips.

Add a Little Sparkle

Want to show off your playful side while wearing beautiful underwear? Retro style lingerie allows you to go bold and to pretty up with flirty shape-wear that is guaranteed to turn heads because you look good and display a look of complete confidence which comes from the secret below your outer clothing items. This type of lingerie comes from a smouldering romantic era, and whether bras, g-strings, camisoles or garters, they are designed to help you recapture that romance and look and feel good every day of the week.

See our range of Shapewear, Girdles and Suspender Belts

Achieving the body beautiful with Shapewear

Slimming Down with Shapewear


A full bodyshaper can pull in waist, bum, tummy, midriff and backFor those who are strong willed, self motivated and determined there is diet and exercise – for the rest of us there is shapewear. Whichever category you fall in to, the appearance (even if only temporarily) of the body beautiful is achievable.

Even if you do spend hours in the gym, there are still stubborn areas of fat or dimply cellulite that refuse to shift no matter how many tummy crunchers, sit ups or squats you do.

My first experience with a panty girdle many years ago (at a time when I didn’t actually need to be any slimmer) proved to be a very uncomfortable experience. I chose the tightest fit I could wriggle into which felt as if my bladder had been compressed to half it’s normal size – the result of which was that my first date with a new guy and half the time was spent in the toilet. Not only did 2 sips of wine bring on the need to pee, but it took 10 minutes to peel off and on again. Emerging red faced and sweaty, that was the last time until recently that I attempted to change my body shape with any form of control underwear.

In todays lingerie world it’s a different story, bodyshapers of all types are made with modern materials usually with generous amounts of Spandex and even firm control garments are comfortable to wear. Some women will only feel the need to wear a medium control panty girdle at certain times of the month, others will want full bodyshapers for every special occasion they attend.

Whatever parts of your body need re-shaping, there is slimming underwear available for the job. High waist control pants or panty girdles are great under trousers or pencil skirts as they lift the bum and flatten the tummy, full bodyshapers can include the bra or be ‘underbust’ versions and are ideal for tight fitting dresses, either will smooth and flatten all areas including midriff, back, waist, tums and bums, and waist cinchers are perfect for pulling in that extra inch or two to give the impression of an hour glass figure.

Always wash before first wear, and don’t make the mistake of buying too small in an attempt to drop another dress size, you will be not only be uncomfortable but any fat you have has to come out somewhere!

Shapewear can compliment any woman’s wardrobe but it is not a substitute for a good diet, fresh air and exercise and at some point it does have to come off.  A properly toned and healthy body will be with you 24/7.

The Insider’s Guide to Bodystockings

Fishnet Bodystocking
Lingerie comes in all shapes and sizes, from dental floss thongs to scaffolding style corsets.
Lingerie can be daring and sexy or functional and demure, but if you are looking to create an impact in the bedroom, nothing beats a bodystocking for maximum thrill factor.

Head to Toe Sex Appeal

Bodystockings are an all-in-one lingerie garment. Designed as a sexy head to toe catsuit, body stockings are not for the faint hearted. They leave virtually nothing to the imagination and are definitely not the kind of lingerie you should consider slipping into if you are having a ‘fat day’.

Sheer Delight

If you are looking to take your man to heaven and back, you can’t go too far wrong with a body stocking. There are lots of different types and styles from patterned fishnet bodystockings, floral lace all-in-one’s, crotchless and stripy body stockings all look extremely sexy when paired with a pair of spiky stiletto shoes and a sultry smile. Just turn the lights down low, pour a glass of nice wine, and look forward to an evening of pleasure.

You could also choose to wear a sexy bodysuit out in public, although due to the sheer nature of the material, it is advisable to wear undergarments or you may end up causing a bit of a stir.

How to Avoid Ruining Your New Body Stocking

Putting a body stocking on requires a certain level of care or you will end up tearing the delicate fabric and ruining your evening at the same time. For best results, exfoliate and moisturise the skin first as this will help the garment slip comfortably over the body. Slide the sheer fabric carefully up the legs and use your fingers to gently ease it up over the rest of the body. Take care not to snag the fabric with your finger nails.

Try not to worry too much though if your man loses control and tears the garment roughly from your body – sexy body stockings are relatively inexpensive and can easily be replaced!