Achieving the 1950s silhouette takes a little creativity but it can be done using modern or reproduction 1950s lingerie. Start with a retro 50s bullet bra or classic shaped cone bra and add a pair of waist cinching high rise 50s panties / knickers, a girdle, or a corset waist cincher. For the ultimate in shaping an hourglass figure, wear an underbust corset. You may also need a garter to hold up your vintage backseam stockings if your 1950s underwear doesn’t have them attached already.
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1950s Lingerie & Underwear
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The correct 1950s retro lingerie can make a big difference in how your vintage clothes fit and your confidence too. Many repro vintage retro lingerie sets come in regular to plus sizes and up to 42F bras! They are beautiful on the outside, perfect for pin up lingerie photoshoots in a range of authentic or inspired vintage colors.
Adding romantic 50s vintage silky robe, nightgown or pajamas and a pair of bedroom slippers will keep you living the Old Hollywood dream. Or for a bit of spice, a baby doll nightie is sure to please.