• Become a 1950s Pin-Up With Retro Lingerie from Lovehoney!

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    by Lovehoney on 08 November 2013 96 comments  |  Add a comment

    Do you fancy yourself a bit of a Pin-Up Princess? Or perhaps you have a partner who has a frisky vintage fantasy which you want to fulfil?

    With burlesque entertainment on the rise, and celebrities introducing a 1950s vibe to their look, more and more people are opting for retro style lingerie when they shop with us.

    Bringing back such garments as deep 6 strap suspender belts, the roll-on girdle, seamed stockings and longline lingerie, these structured pieces are perfect for creating shape and making the most of your natural curves.

    Whether you choose to wear vintage style lingerie under your everyday clothing, or prefer to keep them for special occasions, we have a few tips and pointers when it comes to styling yourself like a 1950s Pin-Up.



    1. Kiss Me Deadly Brelet

      This retro-style bra is reminiscent of the traditional bullet bra (yes, the one Madonna tried to bring back) but has been styled for more practical use. Less 'bullet' and more 'retro', this soft cupped bra gives you all the support of a modern day bra, without underwiring. It's supremely comfortable and the longline design covers any problem areas you may want to hide. It also looks amazing with high waisted knickers!

      Kiss Me Deadly Van Doren Bralet (£20.00)
    2. classic steel boned waspie

      The ultimate tool in structural support, a steel boned corset pulls in your waist and gives you curves you didn't even know were possible! With a choice of overbust, underbust and waspie styles, our corsets give you the power to customise your pin-up look for your own shape. Removable suspender straps mean these corsets look amazing over clothes, as well as under. Plus, all steel boned corsets are 25% off!

      Classic Satin Waspie Corset (£34.99)
    3. Leg Avenue Retro Teddy

      If you want to achieve the ultimate pin-up look, but wish to steer away from fiddly clips and multiple garments, why not try a retro-inspired teddy? A modern twist on the old style, our range of teddies are structured and form fitting, drawing the eye to the slimmest part of your figure to create an hourglass silhouette, while offering the simplicity of being a one-garment-wonder.

      Leg Avenue Retro Teddy (£24.99)

    1. Kiss Me Deadly Panty Girdle

      High waisted knickers are the pinnacle of retro styling, offering support, structure and a 100% flattering look. Whether you wear these panties under your favourite dress or with other sexy lingerie, you can be sure of a smooth silhouette and an hourglass figure others will envy. Adding a pair of seamed stockings perfect the pin-up look.

      Kiss Me Deadly Vargas 6 Strap Panty Girdle

      (£27.00)
    2. Kiss Me Deadly 6 Strap Suspender

      The suspender belts of yesteryear were designed to be worn all day, keeping Nylons in place from dawn 'til dusk. Our retro-repro belts are no different, offering support and comfort all in one. With no less than 6 straps, these deep belts give a smooth fit, while keeping your stockings poised all day, no matter where (or when) you wear them.

      Kiss Me Deadly Van Doren 6 Strap Suspender Belt (£23.00)
    3. Leg Avenue Seamed Stockings

      No pin-up look is complete without a staple pair of seamed stockings. With deep tops and cuban heels, these reinforced stockings are built to last. A delicate seam runs up the back of the leg to slim your pins and guide the eye. Our retro-style hosiery are a modern-day, practical version of the original fully fashioned Nylons of the 1950s.

      Leg Avenue Cuban Heel Seamed Stockings (£9.99)

    1. Silver Screen Wig

      All the best loved pin-up girls were famous for their perfectly sculpted do's, but with most of us not opting for a 6am wake-up and regular perms, retro hairstyles can be difficult to achieve without practice (and a lot of hairspray!). If you fancy Bettie-style-bangs without chopping off all your hair, why not check out our range of glamorous wigs and transform your barnet into sumptuous curls in a snap!

      Silver Screen Sensation Wig (£12.99)
    2. Lovehoney Sequin Nipple Tassels

      Originating from the world of burlesque, nipple tassels are a great way of decorating your beautiful bosoms while maintaining a vintage look. With so many high waisted garments in this style, a pair of nipple tassels are a perfect way of covering up, without a bra. Why not practice your tassel twirling skills and treat your lover to a saucy strip tease to complete your evening of throwback thrills?

      Lovehoney Sequin Nipple Tassels (£5.99)
    3. Livia Corsetti Hera Dressing Gown

      Pin-up lingerie is all about layers of sumptuous fabric and a sheer dressing gown is the perfect way to add a retro twist to your image in a matter of seconds. Wrap yourself in sheer flowing fabric to highlight your figure and tease your partner with semi-transparent loveliness. Wear over your favourite vintage undergarments, or over nothing at all to fully embrace your inner pin-up and tempt your loved one.

      Livia Corsetti Hera Dressing Gown (£22.99)

    Still not sure which lingerie to choose?

    You can Contact Customer Care, who will be happy to help you find the perfect lingerie. You can send an email any time, and telephone or live chat to an experienced advisor during the following hours:

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    You can also tweet us at @LovehoneyHelp.

    The other great place to look for people's advice on sex toys is on the Lovehoney Forum, where our community is on hand 24/7 to give their opinions and tips.

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    Comments (96)

    • tre: November 08, 2013 11:04
      WOW - Fantastic Prizes
    • Magpie: November 08, 2013 11:14
      I think this is a great line! Vintge fashion with modern materials and comfort sounds like the perfect blend. I think it is excellent to give ladies/whomever the chance to dress this way in a private and public sphere, and clearly the integrity of the clothing allows for more than a 'one time before it rips' scenario. I fully support this line, and recommend adding 'male oriented' pieces, or 50's- inspired male ligerie, for all different kinks ;)
    • wildflower: November 08, 2013 11:54
      I love the vintage look. The high waisted suspender belts are just the thing to cover my tummy but still look sexy!
    • Scorpius12: November 08, 2013 13:35
      I love anything burlesque and it is so great that LH have so much fantastic burlesque style lingerie. I would love to be a 'pin up princess' but then I think that is every girls dream - lol - Great Blog Jess :) xxx
    • Khaleesi: November 08, 2013 13:48
      I love Kiss Me Deadly! So pretty. Pin up style lingerie is so much sexier Xx
    • PPD: November 08, 2013 14:34
      The Kiss Me Deadly bralet is gorgeous and definitely one of my future purchases! I love the whole range of their items, they're gorgeous.
    • Tony: November 08, 2013 15:13
      Corsets are awesome, on their own or over a catsuit.
    • Bryony: November 08, 2013 15:14
      The 1950's was such a glamorous time, the women looked so beautiful and classy!
    • melanie kelly: November 08, 2013 15:15
      Wow what a blog !! these are amazing so glamorous and flattering on the belly .
      I hope i win just to see the look on my husbands face ;P
    • Caroline Clements: November 08, 2013 15:22
      Would love to start dressing up in 1950s vintage pin up style, beautiful stunning and classy, love everything about it. :)
    • Jen: November 08, 2013 15:22
      Ooo always wanted to be a pin up girl!
    • Carol: November 08, 2013 15:25
      Oooooooh! Never have I wanted to win so badly :)
    • wayne: November 08, 2013 15:28
      pick me pick me lol.
    • Maria: November 08, 2013 15:37
      What a lovely prize! I will not be able to wear one until after birth, but then again - this is not that far away in the future! :)
    • Miss Boo: November 08, 2013 15:51
      I LOVE Kiss me Deadly, they make such beautiful & classy garments & lingerie

      p.s. great article Jess <3

    • rubysoho: November 08, 2013 16:10
      i adore the pin up look but as a bigger gal im never really confident enough to really try and pull it off :'(
    • Lou22: November 08, 2013 16:24
      oooh fab prize. I love these corsets. Im also planning on getting one of the Kiss me deadly range soon, they just look so sexy!
    • Stevie: November 08, 2013 16:29
      Wow I'd really love to try the pin up girl look as I've always thought it looks so sexy and feminine.
    • Jayne Davies: November 08, 2013 16:51
      Fantastic prize - do they do plus sizes?
    • Michelle Coleman: November 08, 2013 16:58
      I think the vintage 50s look is a lot more sexier than some of the pin ups we see now , some can look quite cheap looking :)
    • Stuart P: November 08, 2013 17:05
      My wife really loves the 50's look and so do I ;-)
    • claire: November 08, 2013 17:24
      ooo thanks for the tips i'll definately be trying some out :D
    • SubReiSkyeM: November 08, 2013 17:39
      The Pin-up look is absolutely gorgeous! I'd love to have a full set of the Kiss Me Deadly Van Doren stuff from the opening picture. Meow!
    • jj: November 08, 2013 17:40
      My OH loves the corset look. Am sure he would enjoy a new addition to my collection x
    • Blonde vixen13: November 08, 2013 17:51
      I love pin up pics! So Beautiful and sensual. Vintage style underwear is amazing because I find the cut to be so much more flattering for curvy girls and it hides parts of me I am not confident about , like my mummy tummy after giving birth this year x
    • HE: November 08, 2013 17:53
      I love 50s lingerie, nothing screams confidence more when a woman is comfortable showcasing her curves. I love high-waisted knickers and my LH waspie corset and think almost anyone can pull off this look. It's great for roleplaying too! :)
    • cornish89: November 08, 2013 17:53
      Love the retro style, unfortunately 2 children under 3 doesn't leave me with much time to try it out!
    • amber: November 08, 2013 18:20
      Would be great for the next party I go to!
    • delilahxx: November 08, 2013 18:42
      Gorgeous :)
    • Stuart Faulds: November 08, 2013 19:30
      40s-50s glamour is the ultimate in sexiness..Demobbed soldiers working as private eyes, lured into nightmarish whirlpools of sin and corruption by Femmes Fatale..a time before cigarettes killed you...too hot
    • Kellymichelle: November 08, 2013 19:33
      Great guide. I love corsets particularly, a good corset always looks amazing on.
    • JT: November 08, 2013 19:41
      Looks awesome!
    • Steve: November 08, 2013 19:42
      Oh I'd love to get one of these for my photos hmmmm
      Thanx
      Steve
    • JD: November 08, 2013 19:42
      So hot!
    • Angeldelight: November 08, 2013 19:42
      I love wearing corsets,basques,suspenders and stockings any sexy underwear really ,and not just for special occasions but all the time would love to win x
    • Ps: November 08, 2013 19:47
      Great prize
    • Abi: November 08, 2013 19:50
      I absolutely love the pin up look, sexy and beautiful! I definitely need to invest in some high waisted suspender belts!
    • Kelly: November 08, 2013 20:10
      I absolutely adore corsets, I don't think anything else can make you feel quite as sexy as a good corset can
    • chris: November 08, 2013 20:18
      would love to see my wife in this :)
    • Robin Smith: November 08, 2013 20:20
      Burlesque is the sexiest thing since sex!
    • Kat: November 08, 2013 20:30
      I adore the whole vintage look, my latest love is a 1950's style overwire bra from the Von Follies by Dita Von Teese range. Just need the rest of the set now.
    • Lucy: November 08, 2013 20:32
      I adore everything pin up and burlesque i love how it caters to the curvier lady. A corset, some of the KMD lingerie or even just a pair of stockings always makes be feel so sexy.

      Also i have to say if you havent already, put those Leg Avenue cubans in your basket! Theyre amazing!

    • Dave: November 08, 2013 20:43
      I love the whole 1950's burlesque style. So beautiful and classy but oh so sexy.
    • Dean: November 08, 2013 20:45
      My wife loves the whole vintage scene so this will be great if we win.
    • Kinky Geek: November 08, 2013 20:57
      Love to see the oh in corsets, she has one, it looks amazing!
    • Anthony: November 08, 2013 22:14
      My OH would look stunning in any one of these vintage style corsets she has a few in her collection but always look to get more for her made it in my wish list aswel fingers crossed
    • nick: November 08, 2013 22:36
      sexy stuff :)
    • don jon: November 09, 2013 00:10
      CANT BELIEVE ITS NOT BUTTER
    • gem: November 09, 2013 00:26
      Simply stunning, wish I had the time and patients to perfect the look.
    • gem: November 09, 2013 00:26
      Simply stunning, wish I had the time and patients to perfect the look.
    • Gabriela: November 09, 2013 03:55
      You are right my husband loves vintage pinup lingerie. I just wish I was to be given the opportunity to win this so I would surprise him with this beautiful corset very attractive and sexy looking.
    • Tracey-ann: November 09, 2013 06:55
      oh wow - I really would love to give this ago - the look is so sexy- This might get him a little excited ;)
    • Rebecca Bird: November 09, 2013 12:07
      Yes Christmas prezzie for my lovely husband I have the hips and bum for this.
    • Sam: November 09, 2013 14:24
      Would be amazing to get home from work to see my partner in some 50's style get up!
    • Tallboy: November 09, 2013 15:08
      Great Prize.
    • Julian: November 09, 2013 15:13
      Wow what an amazing prize
    • Phil: November 09, 2013 16:45
      Would love the wife to own one .
      :-)
    • Ikey: November 09, 2013 18:23
      I personally think that retro burlesque look is the sexiest look on the planet! Great prize too!
    • Betty: November 09, 2013 19:00
      These classy retro lingerie pieces are the epitome of sexy! Love it! *wink and a smile*
    • Kelly: November 09, 2013 19:04
      I love the blue one!
    • AliceH: November 09, 2013 20:03
      I love Kiss Me Deadly, their lingerie is so classy and so sexy, and the retro style is really good on a curvy lass like me. I'll never be convinced about a wig and nipple tassels though!
    • lou: November 09, 2013 20:21
      love this :)
    • Kathryn: November 09, 2013 22:28
      my partner can't quite figure out why I'm so keen on corsets and suspenders... perhaps this is just because he's yet to see me wearing them ;)
    • Nigel: November 09, 2013 23:05
      I'd love to see my wife in some of those.
    • Imogen: November 09, 2013 23:48
      I love the pin-up style lingerie, so beautiful!
    • Kasey: November 10, 2013 02:02
      I love the 50's look, and a good corset feels so devine!
    • Kinky&Curvy: November 10, 2013 12:20
      I love the burlesque look!! always watchin the film with Christina Aguilera :D xx
    • sweet: November 10, 2013 12:43
      Nothing like a corset to get curves in the right places, rather than where nature/ chocolate biscuits left them!!! :)
    • Pr4wnSt4r: November 10, 2013 14:26
      I personally love pin up! I love celebrating the beautiful female body in a much more elegant way than strippers etc. The corsets, stockings, and the hair is so elegant yet still incredibly sexy! I love rocking the black hair, Bettie bangs and red lipstick and I feel so much sexier whilst i'm wearing a corset, the hourglass figure they create is just amazing! I'd love to win a beautiful steel boned corset so I can properly waist train as mine is only made of plastic bones.
    • Rach Lett: November 10, 2013 16:26
      Too much temptation on love honey. I love the Dreamgirl Diamond Lace Back Chemise and Thong Set but My wish list is off the chart!! Hehe x
    • Lisa Underhill: November 10, 2013 16:45
      The 1950's was full of stylish clothes. I love this Vintage underwear range. Very sexy & typically stylish. I would love the opportunity to model it! :-)
    • loulou: November 10, 2013 16:48
      Wow pick me
    • Melanie: November 10, 2013 16:50
      Wow! Great prize!
    • nige: November 10, 2013 17:19
      GF woukd love to dress up...again !!
    • kel: November 10, 2013 17:22
      I love this style, just wish i could afford more of it!
    • Jess: November 10, 2013 18:00
      I would love to surprise my long distance boyfriend with this!
    • Lou: November 10, 2013 18:07
      Absolutely adore all the Kiss Me Deadly stuff, holds like a dream! Need to get back into corsetry, used to be able to wear a 22!
    • Jennifer: November 10, 2013 18:19
      Huge fan of Kiss Me Deadly. Had no idea Lovehoney stocked KMD! I buy mostly from Hepburn and Leigh who have KMD and lots of other beautiful brands. The Vargas roll on girdle is so simple and really lovely.
      Fingers crossed for a black satin half bust!
    • Laura: November 10, 2013 19:33
      Amazing and great stuff
    • matt: November 10, 2013 19:35
      I think my OH looks amazing in a corset. would love to take pics of her in a new one ;)
    • Kimberley: November 10, 2013 22:56
      Love corsets would love to win xx
    • Maria: November 10, 2013 23:48
      I could always do with another corset...
    • Africa: November 11, 2013 14:45
      My favourite is the Dressing Gown.
    • Simone: November 11, 2013 17:13
      I absolutely love the green & black set - so gorgeous!! xo
    • zombie: November 11, 2013 22:55
      I absolutely ADORE Kiss Me Deadly- I have the Vargas Girdle and not only does it look gorgeous, it feels great. Pin up really is a favourite look of mine, I just have difficulties doing my hair! But practice makes perfect :)
    • Diva: November 11, 2013 23:06
      I adore the pin-up look, there's nothing sexier or more flattering.

      The high waisted knickers, suspender belts, corsets, stockings, long line bras…

      It makes me want to shimmy into (or out of) something fabulous and allow my inner femme fatale out.

      Also, I really didn't need to fall in love with more Kiss Me Deadly stuff, my wallet is suffering enough as it is!

    • Pink n Perky: November 12, 2013 13:27
      Lovehoney help me to look my best,
      Save me from always wearing a vest.
      Make me an object on men's desire,
      In your corset i'm sure i could "light their fire"
    • MrsMcX: November 12, 2013 19:08
      This is such a good blog post!! Lately, I've been very into the 1950's housewife style. To me, I like things perfect, and the 1950's housewife seems like perfection with a big pinch of glamour that you just can't get nowadays. The hairstyles, the beautiful dresses and the perfection is just so pleasing! I'd never actually thought about vintage lingerie, so this post has put me Ito overdrive!
      Do you happen to have a link to the lingerie in the top picture? Love the colour, and the vintage theme, delightful!
    • by: November 12, 2013 22:08
      nice prizes!
    • LibbyLibido: November 13, 2013 05:33
      Corsets, stockings, high waisted suspender belts - what's not to love when such flattering styles look so sexy on all shapes and sizes? I can't resist a woman in a corset, I'd love to win one!
    • Mack: November 13, 2013 20:03
      I have always wanted my own real corset - I've got a "fashion corset" which I got as a gift, but it's not the same!
    • Sand: November 14, 2013 02:42
      I would love to win this!
    • LesserUnknown: November 14, 2013 07:22
      These corsets look amazing! The peacock blue-green ones especially, there's a certain someone I know who's been lusting after a corset and this is her color!
    • Bernie: November 14, 2013 11:32
      very sexy. I like these a lot.
    • Emma Higginson: November 14, 2013 13:19
      AMAZING!!! So sexy, glamorous and sophisticated! love it!
    • Doll Delicious: December 20, 2013 19:43
      I absolutely love the vintage pin up look.. these corsets are beautiful.
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