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Dollhouse Bettie: Vintage Inspired Lingerie Through the Decades

  |   By Laurie Shapiro

Love the look of vintage lingerie but want items that are easy to find and even easier to wear? Dollhouse Bettie has an incredible online selection of vintage inspired lingerie that goes beyond bullet bras and corsets. Taking their cue from retro silhouettes, these pieces are refreshingly modern and sure to spice up your lingerie life.

Move over boring beige bras and no-show panties! We’ve searched the Dollhouse Bettie site to find these wonderfully unique vintage inspired lingerie pieces that represent each decade, from the 1920s – 1980s:

ROARING 20s:

Dollhouse Bettie RomperFlora Nikrooz Black Satin & Chiffon Romper
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Pleated chiffon shorts with a kicked out hem give a flirty flapper feel to this cute romper. With easy pull-on styling in a relaxed but body skimming silhouette, this romper gets its shape by pale pink elasticized waist topped by a jaunty tuxedo bow. Perfect for stylish lounging about the house!

SILVER SCREEN 30s:

Dollhouse Bettie Tap PantiesWhat Katie Did Satin French Tap Panties
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Be the star of your own glamorous show with these satin tap panties! Designed to sit at your natural waist and flare out to gently hug your curves, these tap panties have a full hem that is a really flattering length. Little pearl buttons fasten along the side, a charming period specific detail. A sexy yet practical option to wear under fuller skirts as they work almost like a slip and keep you covered should your skirt fly up.

FILM NOIR 40s:

Dollhouse Bettie RobeDollhouse Bettie Satine Champagne Colorblock Dressing Gown
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Why wear a lowly bathrobe when you can wear a bonafide dressing gown! With the strong shoulders, full sleeves, and graphic colorblocking typical of this era, you’ll feel like a modern-day Rita Hayworth. This is vintage inspired lingerie in all its glory – with a full satin skirt created with over 8 yards of fabric and a 300″ sweep.

PIN-UP 50s:

Dollhouse Bettie Girdle and Bullet BraWhat Katie Did High Waist Girdle and Bullet Bra
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This fabulous girdle and bullet bra set is what vintage lingerie dreams are made of! This dramatic high-waist girdle has spiral steel boning and a double layer of power mesh to sculpt your curves. Attached garters to hold up your stockings (because every pin-up girl needs seamed stockings, too!). Topped with a coordinating bullet bra with period specific channel stitching that coaxes your breasts into a sweater-girl-worthy conical shape!

SWINGING 60s:

Dollhouse Bettie BabydollDollhouse Bettie Bardot Sheer Mesh Babydoll
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Embrace your inner sex kitten in this super swingy babydoll inspired by Brigitte herself! Sheer black mesh in a full A-line shape is just begging to be taken for a twirl. Cropped short and edged with a flounce, this babydoll is meant to show off your favorite naughty knickers!

DISCO FABULOUS 70s:

Dollhouse Bettie Mesh BraletteOnly Hearts Whisper Mesh Bralette and Hipster Panty
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This mesh bralette is the closest thing to going braless. The minimalistic style takes its cue from the fashions of the decade. Darts provide subtle shaping and adjustable slim satin straps feature delicate silver hardware. Paired with matching hipster panties in a rich shade of copper, you’ll want to wear this with wrapped dresses and barely there knits.

MATERIAL GIRL 80s:

Dollhouse Bettie Leopard TeddyDollhouse Bettie Silk Knit Leopard Teddy
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Teddies, bodysuits, and leotards were all the rage in the 80s, celebrating sexuality in slinky body conscious styles. What better way to embrace the excess of the period than in leopard print silk knit! This versatile piece can be worn from boardroom to boudoir, dressing up or down depending on your mood.

Do you have a favorite lingerie decade? Would you wear any of these vintage-inspired pieces? Which is your favorite style?

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Laurie Shapiro

Laurie is the former owner and designer of the luxury lingerie label Toad Lillie. Her unique point of view and impeccable craftsmanship earned her international recognition in both the lingerie and fashion communities. Since closing her label last year, Laurie has been instrumental in curating the offerings in The Breast Life store, researching trends in the intimates industry and selecting top-rated items to bring you a trusted, one-stop-shop for all of your breast-related fashion needs. With her keen eye for emerging fashion trends and her intimate apparel construction expertise, Laurie shares what’s new in the lingerie world, from risk-taking independent designers to beloved mass-market brands.
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