A few days ago I had a new photosession with Igor Dugandzic for www.rockabilly-clothing.de ( a fantastic online shop with retro and rockabilly/rockabella clothing) with HQ ArsVivendi’s fully fashioned nylon stockings and What Katte Did lingerie.
Fully fashioned stockings, as almost all vintage fans know, are stockings which are knitted flat and then the two sides are sewn together, forming the iconic seam.
I love fully fashioned nylons because they are perfect for summer nights when classic nylons seems to be too much, and that famous seam just gives the whole outfit an extra something!
I am also wearing my new What Kattie Did vintage styled black "Maitresse" lingerie set (suspender belt and knickers) and "Harlow" padded bullet bra. What Katie Did was founded 1999 by Katie Thomas and today is one of the world's leading brand of faux vintage lingerie, specialising in recreating silver screen glamour of the '40s and '50s.
I love the What Kattie Did brand, especially their vintage line. Their bullet bras and girdles just make me swoon!
No vintage wardrobe would not be complete without a glamorous bullet bra.
I love to wear my bullet bra under sheer vintage dresses and blouses. It gives a special touch of elegance to all vintage styles. It looks great under clothes and on its own too. Wouldn’t you agree?
The bullet bra has interesting history; let me tell you someting about it: It was by far the most popular bra style in the 1940s and 1950s, and achieved the height of its popularity in the 1950s, when it was the go-to item for creating the perfect sweater-girl silhouette.
Hollywood fashion and glamour influenced women's fashion choices, and bras like the cone-shaped, spiral-stitched bullet bra were made famous by actresses like Patti Page, Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, Lana Turner.
I am also wearing pointed Pleaser Devious Pumps and a chiffon robe (I found it at a small vintage shop for 10 Euros, is that a bargain or what?!). I like to call them my Bettie shoes because Bettie Page popularized them.
So go get yourself a bullet bra and devious pumps and be a Bettie at least for a day! XOXO