Even before I had experienced puberty, I’d admire the small details of bras that I would see at a store or in magazines.
I love lingerie so much and want to collect a lot more of it. This is currently my favorite bra, strangely enough, it’s a pushup from Victoria’s Secret, and I don’t have very many things by them.
The Victoria’s Secret catalog arrived all the time in my household and it seemed to tell a story way back when. It wasn’t as garish and one-dimensional as it seems to be today.
Exhibit A, from 1979:
Let’s not forget about the old Playboys that would be lying around my uncle’s house.
The following are designers and smaller companies that are a little off the beaten path. I appreciate them because of their aesthetic, their commitment to sizes for most everybody, and their inclusiveness of POC (people of color).
I love love love love their modern bullet bras, and this is me wearing one of them!
I recently discovered Dottie’s Delights. How could you NOT be in love with this company? Their motto is: burlesque and pin-up inspired lingerie for the vintage aesthetic connoisseur.
This is the Shangri-la Bra from their I’d Rather Be with the Girls collection.
Check out their other ranges. They’re a little on the pricier side but it’s nothing like Agent Provocateur.
Fraulein Kink. I have no words, just look at this pic!
Lucy B. needs no introduction to lovers of vintage-inspired lingerie.
Marie Mur is a very recent find and if you can’t find a leather harness here, then you have no imagination. 😉
Check out Nina and the Wolf, if not for only their beautiful imagery. Pricey and seems better suited for the itty bitty titty committee (of which I used to be a card-carrying member).
If you want to look like a cupcake and/or are into Kawaii, then Purrfect Pineapples is the Etsy store for you!
What Katie Did is another vintage-inspired brand that’s been around awhile. Isn’t this bra magnificent?
I’ll be updating this list very soon and until then, check out the following lingerie blogs: