HELLO MY LOVELIES! Remember these pieces (1940s playsuit, Regency dressRegency stays) that I’d posted about once I completed them for myself? Unfortunately, I’ve grown out of many of my costumes (even the stays, which I completed only 7 months ago!) and it’s time for them to go. Now is your chance to have a piece that I’ve made, up to my accuracy standards! I believe I’ve priced them fairly, compared to similar items. And I know that with one of you, they will be in very good hands, which is important to me.

If you are interested, PLEASE look at my Etsy listings!

Playsuit HERE SOLD, Regency dress HERE, and Regency stays HERE!!! :)

Charles James evening dress | Met Museum | 1948

Charles James evening dress | Met Museum | 1948


What a shape! We can see the bullet bra being perfected here, in the late 1940s (from the Met).


Cotton and nylon bra | Met | late 1940s

Here you can see the start of the quintessential ’50s bust shape - getting more shape, but not nearly as pronounced as the bullet bra. It also has a very interesting wrap around, side button closure!


"Waspie" corset | V&A | 1948

Today’s theme is…mid-century support garments!

fashionsfromhistory:

Bathing Suit
Gabar 
1948-1955
McCord Museum

fashionsfromhistory:

Bathing Suit

Gabar 

1948-1955

McCord Museum

(via themadcostumedesigner)

Skiing style in Life magazine, c. 1940s
Love those shades!

Skiing style in Life magazine, c. 1940s

Love those shades!

Knitted turban and muff/purse combo (how fab!), c. 1940s

Knitted turban and muff/purse combo (how fab!), c. 1940s

Bathing Ensemble | LACMA | late 1940s
I love the idea of matching jackets for swimwear.. maybe that would help me from getting burnt, too :p

Bathing Ensemble | LACMA | late 1940s

I love the idea of matching jackets for swimwear.. maybe that would help me from getting burnt, too :p

Street style, circa 1940s

Street style, circa 1940s


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