Luscious Lingerie – Vintage Inspiration

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

*sigh* isn’t that just gorgeous?

It’s Rigby & Peller’s Platinum collection created for their 70th Anniversary. It consists of a padded retro style “bullet” bra for £109 and high waisted ruffle back briefs £89.95. Now that’s lots of money, but Rigby & Peller have been making underwear for 70 years, hell, the Queen buys her pants from there. I therefore assume they know what they’re doing and that should I shell out nearly £200 this would be the BEST underwear set I ever bought.

I’m also trying really hard not to wonder if the Queen has a pair of ruffled pants and a bullet bra.

I probably won’t shell out that much though. I’m far more likely to go for this whirlpool bullet bra and ruffled briefs, far more reasonably priced at £34.99 and £12.99, from my sponsor Vintaga (who has kindly donated some scrummy lingerie for my Valentines giveaway, watch this space!)

I do love that delicate vintage pink though. Maybe a lottery win? Just a small one? I’ll keep the Vintaga lingerie for every day and my Rigby & Peller can be for best.

10 Responses
  • Alice
    January 20, 2010

    Fantastic! Not the kind of lingerie I would wear every day but I would definitely give it a go on a special occassion!
    .-= Alice´s last blog ..Neutral Zone for S/S 2010 =-.

  • Treacle
    January 20, 2010

    Lovely! I’d never heard of Vintaga…off to check them out now. 🙂

    • Retro Chick
      January 20, 2010

      They sell Stockins & Romance and Kiss Me Deadly among others. It’s a great site.

  • Miss Neira
    January 20, 2010

    I feel like I was born in the wrong decade.. Why do I love ruffles and bullet bras haha

    • Retro Chick
      January 20, 2010

      See that’s the best thing. We get to pick and chose our eras!

  • Sherin
    January 20, 2010

    Vintage lingerie is so gorgeous. I don’t own any, but can imagine the great feeling that would come from it. (Excited about your giveaway).

  • IdStyle
    January 21, 2010

    i love the ruffle pants, they are awesome for those of us who need a little help with the curves!

    • Retro Chick
      January 23, 2010

      That’s definitely not me!

  • alixrose
    January 22, 2010

    Am not shallow but I do worry more about the outside clothes then I do the inside ones.
    I love this style.. I le sigh right along with you!

    • Retro Chick
      January 23, 2010

      Me too. Though lately I’ve been getting obsessed with pretty lingerie!