15 Vintage Inspired Lingerie Pieces For Any Budget

  |   By Laurie Shapiro

Vintage inspired lingerie has been all the rage for quite a few years, and the trend is showing no sign of slowing down. And it's no surprise. Lingerie from the 1920s through the 1950s was certainly glamorous, romantic, and seductive. But what was most appealing was its attitude. All that romance and drama were coupled with a playful, flirtatious spirit.

Modern interpretations of vintage classics are easy to wear. Pretty design details include channel stitched cups (a softer take on the bullet bra) or overwires (which create a darling sweetheart neckline). Teddies and bodysuits are crafted in slinky satins with decadent laces, or barely there meshes with art deco motifs. And why wear shapewear when you can indulge in smoothing basques or longline girdles that whittle the waist in style (and encourage you to break out the stockings)?

Many vintage inspired looks are more generously cut, making them figure flattering for a range of ages, sizes, and body types. Showstopper panties have fuller cuts, high waists, and cheeky frills. And the filmy, frothy nylon so popular in the 1950s plays an enticing game of conceal and reveal. Swingy (and daringly transparent) babydolls and frilly dressing gowns are fun and really up the ante in the boudoir.

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These fifteen pin-up worthy pieces will add life to your lingerie wardrobe. So have fun! Show them off! Because seriously beautiful lingerie doesn't have to be serious. (Full disclosure: this post contains affiliate links.)

Sweet Pins Stockings
Sweet Pins Bow Seamed Stockings
Via Dottie's Delights
Rago Lacette Longline Bra
Rago Lacette Longline Bra
Via HerRoom
Available in black or white, in band sizes 34-48 with cup sizes B-DD
Lucy B Ruffled Panties
Lucy B Ruffled High Waist Panty
Available in sizes XS-XL
Vintage Inspired Lingerie
Dollhouse Bettie Josephine Eyelash Lace Tap Pants
Available in sizes S-XL
Secrets in Lace Plunge Bra
Secrets in Lace Cabaret Plunge Bra
Available in several colors, in band sizes 32-40 with cup sizes A-DD
Dita Von Teese Her Sexellency Overwire Bra
Dita Von Teese Her Sexellency Overwire Bra
Via Bloomingdales
Available in band sizes 32-36 with cup sizes B-C
Playful Promises Teddy
Playful Promises Gold Eyelash Lace Teddy
Available in sizes S-XL
Approximately $70
Dita Von Teese Star Lift Full Figure Bra
Dita Von Teese Star Lift Full Figure Bra
Via Bare Necessities
Available in four colors, in band sizes 38-44 with cup sizes C-F
Kiss Me Deadly Girdle
Kiss Me Deadly Longline Girdle
Available in sizes S-XL
Approximately $75
Dottie's Delights Babydoll
Dottie's Delights Love Letters Babydoll
Available in pink or black, in sizes XS-XXL
What Katie Did Cathedral Bra
What Katie Did Cathedral Bra
Available in band sizes 32-38 with cup sizes B-E
Dollhouse Bettie Parisienne Bodysuit
Dollhouse Bettie Parisienne Bodysuit
Available in french blue or black, in sizes S-XL
Dollhouse Bettie Basque
Dollhouse Bettie Satin Basque
Available in sizes S-L
Dottie's Delights Dressing Robe
Dottie's Delights Short Sheer Frou Frou Dressing Robe
Available in several colors, in two sizes
Dita Von Teese Madame X Corset
Dita Von Teese Madame X Corset
Via Bare Necessities
Available in band sizes 32-36 with cup sizes A-D

What do you think of the vintage inspired lingerie trend? Would you try any of these looks?

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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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