Lingerie with a History: Lucile–Fashion Designer, Titanic Survivor

Pavillon Mars was the opulent residence in Versailles where Lady Duff Gordon (photo below) lived whilst designing for her Parisian clients. This collection echoes her home’s lavishness, hand crafted with French eyelash lace this collection combines classic black lingerie with contemporary soft metallic detailing which creates a subtle and sophisticated shimmer throughout all pieces.

Lucile Lingerie

There is a lovely Vogue article about Lady Duff Gordon – who survived the sinking of the Titanic and scandal, who was known for her Fashion Designs – including lingerie designs under the name “Lucile” – click the photo for her story.

Lady Duff Gordon Lucile Photograph by Baron Adolph de Meyer 1915


And sometimes you run across…..weird Lingerie


Not sure there are Words~


Got my battle bra on!

Betty Bones 3D Skeleton Bra Halloween (click to order)

You know dievca likes matching lingerie…
Don’t you wonder what the bottoms look like?

XO

 


The Teddy.

‘Get her a teddy bear I said, not a bear in a teddy!’

Teddy, an undergarment that resembles the shape of a one-piece bathing suit because it is typically sleeveless, and sometimes even strapless.

When wearing a teddy you step into the leg holes and pull the teddy up to cover the torso. They may open at the crotch with snaps or velcro for using the bathroom. As an undergarment, a teddy combines the functions of a camisole and panties, and may help avoid a visible panty line.

A teddy can also be called a camiknicker, the garment covers the torso and crotch in the one piece. Though it is a similar to a one-piece swimsuit or bodysuit, a teddy is typically looser and more sheer.

History:

The one-piece undergarment which joined a camisole and knickers appeared in the 1910s under the name envelope chemise or camiknickers. It was considered an appropriate garment to wear under the shorter dresses which came into fashion in the 1920s. The garment was also worn without an overgarment in the boudoir.

The style gained popularity during the World War II when women who served in military-related duties wore trousers instead of skirts. By the late 1940s, the garment had lost its popularity.

A version reappeared as a lingerie garment in the late 1960s, featuring a bra top and attached slip, to wear under short, shift dresses, and replace halfslips. Often the bra top was a underwire style, and the entire garment was sized by the bra. It was called both a “teddy” or “braslip,” usually in traditional lingerie colors.

Another revival began in the 1980s and 1990s, under the name “teddy” or “bodysuit”, when the garment was made of spandex, featuring brief construction combining features of a bra and panties, or leotard, and brighter colors.

Types:

A body briefer is a form-fitting garment which smooths and shapes the wearer’s figure. They typically come in a variety of control levels, achieved by using different materials or thicknesses things of materials in the body areas they are designed to control. Like sleep teddies, body briefers tend to use simpler materials and styles than teddies designed for visual appeal. Body briefers are also commonly called “body shapers” or “women’s shapers”.

A fashion top teddy combines a thong panty, bra and fashion top. Fashion top teddies come in a variety of styles, from simple styles with plain materials to very fancy styles with beads, crystals or sequins. Fashion top teddies can be worn as fancy undergarments or as an outer garment without a top over them.

A sleep teddy is a loose-fitting teddy designed as sleepwear. A sleep teddy is a practical garment which tends to use simpler materials and styles.

A teddiette is a teddy with garters.

As traditional lingerie, the teddy is loose-fitting designed for visual or sex appeal and to show off the wearer’s figure. Using a sheer/partially sheer material or silk/silk-like material and embellished with lace the garment is elegant and sexy.

Borrowed from monkeyBLOG monkeyDO

Ok, that is just wrong…this is better:


Getting back at it in Style!

Always trying to look like a Lady.
dievca is considering her workout in heels~
she did tell her trainer that her quads held up well in 3.5 inches heels
and that she plans to wear heels for the next 3 decades…
You always need a goal!

 


“Over the hills and through”…the Overwire Bra

The overwire bra was popular during the 1950s and created a slightly softer look than the bullet bra. The cups are wired above the chest, creating a beautiful projected bust and often the bra features a deep V in the center, making it perfect for low-cut strapless dresses The placement of the wire doesn’t really do any technical function like the underwire of today, instead, it offers a different shape compared to other bras. The overwire did feature heavily in strapless bras as the wire helped defy gravity by keeping the bra shape intact.

Modern overwire bras are a niche market and you’ll find the odd one being produced by vintage/retro reproduction lingerie companies: Bettie Page Lingerie and Dita von Teese Lingerie or you can just buy vintage…


And, yes, dievca took liberties in combining “Over the River and Through the Woods”, plus “Over the Hill and Through the Woods” for the title…


How to get distracted by the accordion (pleats) – Lingerie

Anne Francis Vintage Lingerie – pleats

Look at how elegant it drapes. How thin the fabric is…how permanent the pleats are~

dievca started hunting for a nightgown with knife-pleats and she went into a tailspin of information and found out, it is a type of fabric not used in gowns very often.

First let’s define types of pleats:

Looks like the pleats in the original Nightgown are Accordion pleats:

Apparently accordion pleats hang down without poufing out and give volume via movement, not by the pleat itself. Nylon can be permanently pleated, silk cannot.

Here are the items dievca found so far….

Some from Etsy, already sold. Some without accordion pleats- but floaty, some with pin-tuck pleats, some are dresses not lingerie, some are short and not long….nothing was right.

This may be a QUEST!

The question is….is it worth dievca’s time?
Master?