When it comes to the most exquisite intimates, finding inspiration in vintage designs can be the perfect place to start. Whether your personal style tends toward the adventurously risque, demurely seductive, or playfully romantic, vintage influences have produced some of the most stunning lingerie of all time (including the present). Here are some of the major lingerie styles for vintage enthusiasts, or for contemporary fashionistas looking for fresh, vintage-inspired lingerie ideas.
For authentic vintage appeal, corsets can’t be beat. Though they’ve been around for centuries, their allure is as captivating as it is timeless. Truly seductive corsets are famed for their structured, slimming power that creates the perfect hourglass silhouette. The Eyelash Lace Corset & Panty Set from iCollection is a perfect example, showcasing decadent detailing and voluptuous curves.
The Timeless Allure of Babydoll Lingerie
Conjure the alluring temptation of 1950s starlets and sex kittens in a soft, sheer babydoll. This style of exquisite intimates became especially popular in the late 1940s and onward, and was driven to fame by its onscreen introduction to motion pictures, an industry which was simultaneously gaining steam. Variations such as the Sweet Ruffle & Ribbon Baby Doll from Escante, laced with feminine details and curve-flaunting flounces, is a certified showstopper. To complete the look, pastel pumps and retro-style stockings are a classic go-to.
When it comes to vintage-inspired lingerie styles, perhaps nothing is as sexy (or as versatile) as thigh high stockings. Easily paired with kitten heels, stilettos, or knee-high boots, these must-have accessories work easily well with or without a garter belt and fastenings. For a little extra vintage flair, we highly recommend the variation with vertical seams up the back (a sophisticated nod to antique stockings, which had to be sewn together), shown off to perfection in these Lace Top Sheer Thigh Highs from Be Wicked.
At Smitten Lingerie, we love fun, seductive, and high-quality lingerie in all its styles. Discover your perfect fit with our custom size guide, or peruse our image boards on Pinterest to find your ideal source of inspiration. We’re always enthusiastic to connect with our customers, and invite you to reach us anytime at email@example.com or 760.710.7216. Enjoy the most exquisite intimates at the best prices, specially curated to suit your every style and mood, from cutting-edge contemporary to sweet, sophisticated, and luxe vintage fashion. Click here to explore our most loved collection, featuring the perfect blend of past and present styles.