Presentation Inspiration – Longline Corset

Standard Corset = Long at the front but not the sides: Standard length corsets work for women with a torso length of about 8″ or more (seated measurement).

Long Corset = Long or “longline” corsets will need a torso length of about 11″ or more (while seated) to allow the wearer to sit while corseted.

Glynis Johns – Longline Corset and Stockings

Thinking of a Presentation Outfit for Master.
He has a deep fondness for corsets.

This is a longline black lace corset with stocking and cage heels. Curled hair and a deep-colored lip. The only problem? dievca has a short waist, so she may not be able to sit down.

Time to get searching.


Oysho – Portuguese Lingerie

Oysho S/S 2017

dievca has been wandering around Lisbon, looking at storefronts, running into nothing which is Portuguese: Zara, Benetton, H&M, Nike, Intimissimi, etc.

Then she was reading about the Portuguese lace industry and learned that Oysho is a Portuguese brand that has supported the local lace industry, in the past. This year, they are showing more sporty, classic styles and dievca will be taking a look for everyday wear. Not as much lace.

Correction…though the Oysho used Portuguese lace for one of their collections…it turns out to be a Spanish brand. dievca is still looking for the Portuguese brands.

A stop at the shop is planned and dievca will let you know if anything is purchased – but today is “Beach Day” and dievca needs to put on her bikini (!) and pack her bag.


Lingerie Inspiration: Ann-Margret

I always think that age is a natural progression, and I’m ready for it. Whatever. I’m going to be the best 85-year-old that I can be if I’m still around.

Ann-Margret


Hmmm- in the mood to watch Grumpy Old Men and Grumpier Old Men.


Alighieri: Precious as a Pearl

For she doth make my veins and pulses tremble.”
― Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy

London-based designer Rosh Mahtani read French and Italian at Oxford University before establishing Alighieri, and it’s her studies of Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy’ that the brand takes its name from and that inspires her collections.

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  • Clasp fastening at back
  • Freshwater pearls: Singapore
  • Made in England


Marilyn Monroe – Lingerie Inspiration

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”


Sophia Loren – Lingerie Inspiration

Nothing makes a woman more beautiful
than the belief that she is beautiful.


 Join dievca for a look at various Style Icons and their lingerie choices.

Master loves diversity and a vintage, ladylike-vibe.

His dievca is gathering inspiration.


A Goddess in vintage Lingerie

Draft of a timeless dress Madame-Grès by Willy Maywald 1939

All women are goddesses, and it’s just a matter of letting that goddess-power shine – and if you don’t try to be the biggest and baddest damn goddess you can be, you are selling yourself short.  ~Kimora Lee Simmons

Gorgeous Goddess Vintage Vanity Fair Two-Tone Soft Blue

VINTAGE OLGA GRECIAN GODDESS SPANDEX LACE NIGHTGOWN IN ROSE PETAL

Butterick 1950’s pattern goddess gown

Vintage Claire Sandra Lucie Ann Nightgown Dress Keyhole Greek Goddess

vintage goddess nightgown pink

Vintage Nightgown 60s Intime Negligee Greek Goddess Mad Men Brown & Black Chiffon

Vintage JULIANA LINGERIE LACE Greek Goddess gown nightgown

Vanity Fair 1970’s vintage nightgown aqua Grecian goddess long full sweep

Vintage Goddess Nightgown Etsy

Alexandra King Goddess Gown custom-made in the UK

vintage goddess nightgown red

Vintage Goddess Nightgown Etsy black

Vintage 70s JOHN KLOSS Goddess Nightgown – Draped Cowl Neck Tropical Ocean Blue

A woman dressed as Saga (”Goddess of history”)  1934. Sweden