Dita von Teese is a marketing dynamo, perfectly choosing compelling collaborations that supply women around the world with her particular brand of vintage glamour.
Her Von Follies lingerie line is a perfect example of this – where she has designed modern lingerie based on her extensive knowledge from years collecting vintage lingerie. For women of slim-to-kindof-curvy shapes and sizes – ( available curvy up to around 36D) these covetable pieces are sold out fast and stocked at exclusive agents around the world.
Vintage curves are queen with these high waisted, fine lace embellished everyday wear bras, undies, garter belts and more – including a slip dress that tigresses could wear as outerwear should they so desire. (Which I also believe of the Dita von Teese XXXtian basque gartered bustier up to 90C/34C, though I don’t think it was designed as outerwear, but would look incredible suited up under a blazer!)
Petite burlesque queen Von Teese’s rather wise opinion on designing for the modern woman is as follows;
Women are losing sight of what it means to be sexy in their pursuit of thinness.
I have always equated beautiful lingerie with femininity and everyday luxury, rather than seduction.
Prices are accessible compared to luxury bracket brands Agent Provocateur or La Perla, retailing between $28 and $300 with a fabulous vintage vibe and look. Some people mention the sizing is awkward, so it’s probably best to try these pieces on in person.
Designing the retro glam collections with everyday wearability in mind, there’s a sexy Madam X line and delicious Christian Louboutin limited edition toile de jouy print collaboration Dita von Teese XXXtian, as well as other exquisite everyday ranges, loungewear pieces and a rather fabulous maternity collection for sexy mamas.
Available online and in select department stores around the world, this looks like a line that’s worth considering for any pinup princess or silver screen goddess. Because as any vintage darling and Dita herself well knows (as do the What Katie Did clad cast of Man Men!) it’s the underpinnings that make the silhouette recall the memory of an era. What era do you want to evoke?