Retro Lingerie | 1920's - 1950's
Here in Austin, people put together an eclectic style, borrowing ideas and fashion from the past and combining them with new ideas to create a fusion of interesting styles. Lingerie is a part of this and the retro look is in right now. Whether it's at a rockin' burlesque show or a special "lingerie night" party, we see fun and fearless women putting together great retro looks that pull in ideas from over 100 years of lingerie history and making it all their own.
Matching sets go back to the 1950s mostly and have never gone out of style. The panties/knickers that go up high on the hip are very retro with a lot of sex appeal. The bold colors and patterns, as well as the pin stripes in this collection evoke a retro style while spanning a broad range at the same time.
Check out our entire collection of retro matching sets
A retro lingerie style that's big right now is the corset. Corsets are really a type of foundation garment
that goes back many centuries. Of course, what most of us think about today are the Victorian style corsets. The colorful retro corsets we sell are a simpler and lighter weight version of those, but with a real burlesque flare. That means rich solid colors like black, aqua blue or red; lush contrasting color combinations like black and pink; and lots of detail and trim. Many of our corsets feature cute ruffles along the bustline, decorative satin bows in just the right spot and lace accents. All of these details add up to a Moulin Rouge look that screams retro!
Browse our full collection of corsets and cinchers.
Garter and Mini Dresses
For something from the classic mid-century era, our minidress
section has some great examples of retro style lingerie. Many of the pieces are a throwback to a woman's foundation garment called a torsolette
. These were slimming full body undergarments with attached garters. Things have changed quite a bit since then, but that style makes for a great retro lingerie look. Our pieces feature mostly lightweight sheer panels which are not only lighter weight than the originals, but also more provocative and sexy. The added bows and trim are cute added details that we just love. Check out our entire collection of chemises, torsolettes and mini dresses.
Garters and Hosiery
Any mention of retro garments and lingerie has to include hosiery! While stockings and garters have left the mainstream of women's fashion, they remain in the lingerie world. Garters and stocking tops are suggestive attention grabbers and our styles range from the simple to the bold. For a simple classic look, try our black, backseam stockings
, or for a little bit more flare, take a look at our crochet thigh highs with keyhole backseams
. Many of our corsets and matching sets have attached garters that work well with our stocking collection. For our lingerie without garters, we have several styles of complimenting thigh highs that we know you'll love.
We're so glad you stopped by to check out our site and collection. It's an exciting time right now in the retro fashion and lingerie world. People are looking back at so many past styles and admiring them for the classics that they are. The refinement of fashions from the past is something that translates well to lingerie, that's why we love our products so much. If you need any help or have any questions, please let us know. We're here to help you.