WHILE WE’RE INTO UNDERWEAR – JUST FOUND: PERFECT SPECIAL-DUTY MID-CENTURY LINGERIE!

I have never had a long-line bra, and lusted after the perfect one for years.  It’s one of those things that has to fit just right or it’s a mess.  Well, not only is this one in my size, but it does just that (fit perfectly)!  Now I’ll be free to debauche in God-only-knows what shameless costumes.

No, probably not.  But, a strapless dress or that plunging neckline . . . . . .YES!!  and, feeling like a ’50’s vixen all the while.

Next, the slip that is not a slip.  It is a “skirt liner” that’s worn like a slip, but is tailored like a skirt with a back zipper and kick pleat and is made of more substantial fabric. Great example of another garment that will come in handy under just the right skirt-cumstances.  Forgive me.

Finally, a peachy split slip to be worn under gaucho pants or any kind of split skirt.  I have a long pair of slacks liners, but sometimes they just won’t do.  So, there!  In one fell swoop, I discovered these ’50’s to ’70’s pieces that will sometimes be indispensable and just right with clothing from those decades.  It pays.  You just never know . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY

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FOUND TODAY! . . . . . 1950’S WINTER SWING COAT

And, just my size!  What a beauty – I’m glad to add it to my collection.  Lovely plush wool with a pretty mink collar.  Always love the swing-back styling, too.

Another advantage of this particular design is that the collar could be easily removed if I prefer a collarless style – very pretty with long scarves and mufflers.  That’s a good thing to look for – when construction makes alterations easy.

Even with something pretty straightforward like this, always lots of important clues to be on the look-out for . . . . . . . . . . . .

MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY

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HERE’S THE LINGERIE SECRET UNDER THE SECRETARY DRESS

IMG_1738Ho, hum.  Traditional, classic, conservative .  Yes, there’s a time and place for the secretary dress last shown, but then what if you put this underneath?! . . . . . . . . . . . .

I was truly tickled pink to find this!  I have several true vintage slips now with the crystal-pleated flounce at the hem, but not a black one!!  All the colors, plus basic white and beige are wonderful, but black lingerie is ESSENTIAL!

These Forties/Fifties slips are truly beautiful and usually just the right lengths to wear with styles from the same era.  In some cases, they are absolutely necessary in order to make a dress fit and feel the way that it was intended to.

So, when you’re all conservative and straight-laced for the office or whatever, you don’t have to step out of your true vintage mood or give up luxury and quality in order to have a little secret fun . . . . . . . .

MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTGESPY

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