Monday, November 10, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Friday, October 03, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Corset Fashion Show
See the new what katie did corset range now available from Pandoraschoice online vintage and retro lingerie shop.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Comprehensive range of traditional steel boned corsets from What Katie Did available from Pandoraschoice retro lingerie shop. Including the new What Katie Did bubblegum pink underbust corset (as picture) Comes in a variety of colour choices. This is part of the stunning new What Katie Did Lingerie range launched on 13 September 2008.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Glamour Waist Cincher by What Katie Did from Pandoraschoice. Effective waist cincher that has extra layers of powermesh around the waist to cinch. The long line ensures that it starts just below your bra which should eliminate any squidge.
Waist cincher details
* double layer powermesh* spiral steel boned* hook and eye fastening to front left* 6 adustable metal clip suspenders
What Katie Did AW08 lingerie range combines authentic vintage lingerie styling with retro lingerie that offers a body shaping solution for all your retro clothing outfits from wiggle skirts to pencil skirts. Most of the What Katie Did Glamour lingerie shapewear range uses 2 layers of powermesh as well as spiral steel boning in the waist cincher and of course metal clasp suspenders. We almost forgot the new What Katie Did raw silk corsets called Dolly, Morticia and Sophia. The Sophia raw silk corset range is designed to fit an A to E cup size
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Pandoraschoice supplies lingerie in the style of the 1940's and 1950's and is now a main retail outlet for retro and vintage style lingerie. Lingerie available includes classic womens underwear in the style of the 1950's and 1940's movie sirens. We supply girdles including open bottom girdles with metal clasp suspender belts as well as traditional metal clasp suspender belts with metal clasps with either six or eight suspender straps for attaching to our range of hosiery which includes seamed stockings as ell as fully fashioned cuban heel stockings.
Pandoraschoice sells What Katie Did Lingerie on of the UKs most adventurous and stylish lingerie ranges as well as the stunning and sexy lingerie of Kiss Me Deadly.
Another aspect of our lingerie range is our corsets which finish any lingerie ranges we sell with classic underwear style. Our corsets include tight lacing corsets as well as velvet and satin corsets. These lingerie corsets are boned and designed to reduce the ladies waist by up to four inches.
For further information on our retro lingerie ranges available Pandoraschoice please call or email us
Monday, August 18, 2008
Christmas lingerie gift ideas from Pandoraschoice who stock a superb range of lingerie that makes ideal lingerie gifts for the lady in your life this Christmas. From Corsets to stockings Pandoraschoice can help you make the wisest lingerie choice this Christmas.
Sunday, July 06, 2008
Burlesque clothing and burlesque fashion is becoming the new womens fashion statement. Tired of those dull and stayed high street styles. Traditional 1940s and 1950s womens sexy lingerie and underwear with a burlesque fashion twist is all the rage. Classic sexy lingerie that makes ideal foundation garments and ideal lingerie gifts for women at Christmas and special occassions. See the whole burlesque lingerie range at Pandoraschoice www.pandoraschoice.com
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Burlesque clothing and burlesque accessories available from Pnadoraschoice retro and vintage luxury lingerie shop. Including 1950s style gloves, burlesque feather boas, 1950s hotpants and lots lots more
Friday, May 16, 2008
White with black contrast seamed stockings with black cuban heel and foot in true 1940s and 1940s stocking style. These are very popular and at a great price. No woman can complete her vintage retro look without seamed stockings. These contain elastane to give that stetch required to avoid wrinkles. See the full range of seamed stockings here at Pandoraschoice retro and vintage lingerie shop
Cerise and natural contrast seamed stockings with cerise cuban heel and foot in true 1940s and 1940s stocking style. These are very popular and at a great price. No woman can complete her vintage retro look without seamed stockings. These contain elastane to give that stetch required to avoid wrinkles. See the full range of seamed stockings here at Pandoraschoice retro and vintage lingerie shop
Stockings with contrast seams were all the rage in the 1940s and 1950s. This contarst seamed stockings range features the widest selection of stockings with seams in different colours including red stocking seams, black seams, cerise stocking seams and natural seams. This range of seamed stockings is available to buy here at Pandoraschoice retro lingerie shop.These stockings are ideal for wearing to goodwood and Ascot ladies day
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Retro Girdle dress - corselet girdle available up to 52F bust size. Girdle dress - corselet girdle available up to 52F bust size. Perfect girdle for wearing with stockings and comes with detachable suspender clips. Available in white, beige & black. See plus size girdle range here
Fabric composition: 80% Polyamide, 20% Elastane
Six strap plus size lace suspender belt with metal clasps up to size 26. Available in black only, it has hook and eye fastening at the back and metal suspender clips. Made of lace, it is extremely pretty and great quality. Visit pandoraschoice plus size suspender belt range
Long line non wired retro bra available up to 44DD. This is a very flattering longline non wired bra with embroidered detail on the cups and the front of the waist. It is fastened by hooks and eyes at the back and gives great support.
Fabric composition: 90% Polyamide, 10% Elastane
Friday, April 18, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Saturday, March 15, 2008
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Monday, February 11, 2008
Rose Dashwoods sizzling comedy movie featuring our favorite frilly knickers, satin knickers and stockings
See the sizzling retro lingerie and frilly knickers worn by Rose at Pandoraschoice
About the title: "Living Pictures" or "Tableau Vivant" is defined as "a scene presented on stage by costumed actors who remain silent and motionless as if in a picture". In the 1940s the UK government ruled that depictions of nudity on stage were legal providing they contained no movement. The reasoning being that this made them like great art works - statues, classical nudes in art etc. Any movement rendered the depiction obscene and was prosecuted.
Hence strip and burlesque clubs to remain within the law, only depicted full nudity as part of a "living picture" - usually a historical or biblical scene. This way the audience could claim they were watching legal artistic displays not sex. Famously Paul Raymond later got around the law by having stage hands move the models (who remained absolutely still) around the stage on wheeled platforms etc - so allowing him to advertising moving nude models while still remaining within the law (much to the annoyance of the authorities).
Sunday, February 03, 2008
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Wednesday, January 16, 2008
If you're trying shapewear for the first time, one of our waist cinchers is a must! They nip in your waist to give you a '50s hour glass figure and, more importantly, do so comfortably! Unlike corsets you don't need to save them for an evening out, but can wear them on a daily basis with no pinching! Woman today don't seem to have as defined waists as in the past and not only is our power mesh cincher a best seller, some customers claim it has changed their lives! Yes, really!From a fashion point of view a nipped in waist is the look for Autumn/Winter 2005. The emphasis has moved away from the breasts, with push up bra sales falling dramatically, and the waist is the new focal point.Waist cinchers are ideal for wearing with tight waisted, full skirted dresses for a 1947 Dior 'New Look' image, or under tight pencil skirts for a 2005 Roland Mouret look.Like the ones here
Sunday, January 06, 2008
Panties are made of a variety of materials and fabrics including satin, silk, pvc, cotton, nylon, mesh, lace, rawhide, leather, latex, lycra, and/or polyester.
In British English, and in places such as the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, South Africa and India, panties are often referred to as knickers. The term knickers is not generally used in the USA and Canada, where the term "panties" is usually favoured.
The word girdle originally meant a belt. In modern English the term "girdle" is most commonly used for a form of women's foundation wear that replaced the corset in popularity the girdle can be a scanty belt-shaped textile for men and/or women, worn on its own, not holding a larger garment in place, and less revealing than the loin-cloth, as was used by Minoan pugilists.
Constructed of elasticized fabric and sometimes fastened with hook and eye closures, the modern girdle is designed to enhance a woman's figure. Most open-bottom girdles extend from the waist to the upper thighs. In the 1960s, these models fell from favor and were to a great extent replaced by the panty girdle. The panty girdle resembles a tight pair of athletic shorts. Both models of girdles usually include suspender clips to hold up stockings.
Girdles were considered essential garments by many women from approximately 1910 to the late 1960s. They created a rigid, controlled figure that was seen as eminently respectable and modest. They were also crucial to the couturier Christian Dior's 1947 New Look, which featured a voluminous skirts and a narrow, nipped-in waistline, also known as a wasp waist.
Later in the 1960s, the girdle was generally supplanted by pantyhose. Pantyhose replaced girdles for many women who had used the girdle essentially as a means of holding up sheer nylon stockings. Those who want more control purchase "control top" pantyhose. Many women forswear girdles, stockings, and pantyhose entirely.
Girdles and "body shapers" are still sold to women who want to shape their figure with a garment. Some of these garments incorporate a brassiere and thus become functionally equivalent to a corset. However, they do not incorporate boning and hence do not produce the constricted waistline characteristic of Victorian-era corsets.
Basque, vintage retro tight, form-fitting bodice or coat
Bloomers, vintage retro lingerie underpants with short legs.
Bodice, vintage retro lingerie covers the body from the neck to the waist.
Boy shorts or french knickers, a style of panties, so named for their resemblance to male shorts.
Brassiere vintage retro lingerie bullet or cone bra
Bustier vintage retro lingerie bra for pulling overbust
Camisole,vintage retro lingerie sleeveless and tight fitting, covering the top part of the body
Camiknickers, vintage retro lingerie camisole and knickers joined as one garment
Cami Shorts vintage retro lingerie knickers usually see through
Chemise vintage retro lingerie top ususlly silk to cover bust
Corset by bone, vintage retro corset bodice worn to mold and shape the torso.
Corselet = vintage retro lingerie brassiere + Girdle
Drawers a pant-like garment worn during the 19th century for modesty and warmth. Some drawers were split-leg, in that the crotch seam was left open.
G-String/Thong, vintage retro lingerie narrow piece of cloth passes between the buttocks, and is attached to a band around the hips, worn as a bikini bottom or as underwear by both men and women.
Garter belt, vintage retro lingerie suspender belt usually 6 or 8 strap with metal clasps used to keep stockings up
Girdle, resembles a tight pair of athletic shorts
Girdlette vintage retro lingerie tummy shaper
Hosiery vintage retro seamed stockings and fully fashioned nylon stockings
Knickers vintage retro lingerie womens sheer underwear
Panties vintage retro lingerie ladies underwear
Petticoat vintage retro lingerie womens undergarment
Slip (Full vintage retro lingerie slip and Half slip / Underskirt)
Stockings vintage style with a stocking back seam and heel
Suspender belt retro style (British), aka Garter belt (US)
Undergarment for ladies and women,vintage retro lingerie and underwear
Six and eight Suspender belts continue to be sold through specialty and some department stores, as well as catalogues and websites, because many women find them more comfortable than girdles or pantyhose. There is also a certain element of sex appeal, too, because many men like their wives or girlfriends to wear garter belts and stockings rather than pantyhose. There are also panties with attached garters, similar to those seen in some of the men's magazines in the early 1960s. Garter belts today are available in a variety of colors and materials; red or black satin garter belts are particularly popular. Six-garter and four-garter versions are available; women find the six-garter styles more practical. Many garter belts today are made of a mixture of nylon and spandex.
6 or 8 Strap suspender belts functionality
A 6 or 8 strap suspender belt or garter belt normally had three or four suspender straps with metal clasps or garters fitted to the suspenders on each side attached to a stiff, reinforced strip of material (at least two or three inches wide) that fastened around the waist. Three garters worked best in attaching the stocking because the two-garter version did not hold the stocking as tight.
Garter belts were a common, popular alternative to the girdle in the 1940s through the 1960s, especially among teens and young women. The garter belt was simpler and more practical than the girdle because it basically was used only to hold up stockings. It was considered more comfortable than a girdle. Some men's magazines featured models in garter belts and stockings, sometimes with slips or petticoats.
Saturday, January 05, 2008
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Danielles hard day at the office filmed by Nylon flash
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Slinky sparkles gets jam on her stockings
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A heart stopping vintage lingerie sizzler from What Katie Did on putting on seamed stockings
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Sizzling vintage lingerie corset video by Nylon Flash
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Lingerie and shapewear played a very big part in fashion in the first half of the 20th century. Corsets and bustles shaped women in the early 1900s whilst breasts were strapped down in the 1920s.
What Katie Did focuses on the 1940s and 1950s when woman's natural figures were celebrated and breasts and hips were in fashion. Hooray! However, all was not as it seemed as underneath the dresses serious help was at hand.