I realize I have some male readers, but this post isn’t for you – so move on! ;0
These Are Not Your Granny’s Panties!
First, let me explain myself. Many years ago I was walking down the street with a friend when a gust of wind made my dress go up. A passerby yelled at me and said ‘you’re wearing granny panties!’ I was very embarrassed, as you can well imagine, and also a bit hurt. “These are NOT granny panties,” I thought “they’re 50s style high-waist pink velvet knickers. So take that you jerk!”
Or, are they?
However, I reflected on that and realized my vintage inspired panties are indeed ‘granny panties’ as I’m sure my grannies wore similar ones back in the 40s/50s! And, so what? I like them. They’re comfortable, cute and sexy. Not all of us ladies have to wear thongs or bikini underwear to look and feel sexy. And, actually, the thought of wearing either of those types of underwear makes my skin crawl!
By now you’ve probably guessed that this post is about vintage inspired panties, underwear, knickers, whatever you want to call them. 🙂 I love and wear vintage inspired knickers all of the time. There are a ton of great companies producing fetching vintage inspired panties.
You don’t need to sacrifice style for comfort. You get it ALL with retro high-waisters! So let’s take a look at some, shall we?
What Katie Did
What Katie Did (UK) is “the world’s leading brand of faux vintage lingerie”. I have several of their items including bras and stockings and of course some knickers! The What Katie Did range of panties offers different styles, colours and materials. My favourite are their high-waist knickers (referred to as ‘deep retro panties’). The What Katie Did panties look amazing, and fit well. However, in terms of comfort I’d say they are just moderately comfortable. Of course that would depend on the style you choose. The panties I have by them I love, but wouldn’t rate them to have ‘all day comfort.’
Secrets in Lace
Secrets in Lace (US) is the “worlds premier supplier of authentic 100% nylon stockings, elegant lingerie, garter belts, girdles and bullet bras.” I do not have a lot of SIL items, but definitely want more. I absolutely love their stockings and panties and cannot wait to try one of their bullet bras! Their underwear line is very classy and elegant and you can find a myriad of high-waisted styles to choose from. I’m crazy about their line of full briefs and am saving my money for more. The few pairs I have are gorgeous, fit well and are super comfortable! Definitely one of the most comfortable lines of vintage inspired panties. All day comfort- indeed!
Cameo Intimates (CAN) sadly no longer exists. 😦 It was an amazing Canadian company that handcrafted and custom-made vintage inspired lingerie. You simply chose the style/fabric you wanted and they made your order to fit YOU! I was lucky enough to buy some items from them before they closed their doors, including bullet bras and briefs.
About a year after they folded, some of their stock surfaced on Ebay where I was able to snap up more. The reason I mention this company, even though they are defunct, is because their panties were the MOST COMFORTABLE! Seriously, I’ve never had such comfty and cute panties. I decided that I’m going to use one of my pairs of Cameo briefs as a pattern so that I can make more. I’ll let you know how that turns out in a future post.
I have the below set and I LOVE it!
There are a lot of companies that make vintage inspired lingerie. If you’re interested do check out Lucy B Lingerie, Kiss Me Deadly and Vintaga. At your department store check out the vintage looking briefs by Warner’s, Wonderbra and Triumph. If there’s a Winners, TJ Maxx or Marshalls store near you, take a peek at the Marilyn Monroe Intimates lingerie line. I’m not sure where it’s sold originally, but this line features a lot of amazing items including high-waisted briefs, girdles and shapewear. I snap anything by this line up when I see it! The panties are incredibly comfortable and the line features a ton of different styles and colours.
What’s your favourite vintage inspired lingerie line?