Inspirational Editorials: The Greatest Underclothes on Earth

Top left: Red lace waspie by Janet Reger. Transparent white net bra embroidered with hearts by Emanuelle Khanh. Ankle slip by Mexicana. Main image: Serpent and hearts rampant on a sheer peach bodystocking by Molly Dove for Aspidestra, to order at Countdown.

Top left: Red lace waspie by Janet Reger. Transparent white net bra embroidered with hearts by Emanuelle Khanh. Ankle slip by Mexicana. Main image: Serpent and hearts rampant on a sheer peach bodystocking by Molly Dove for Aspidistra, to order at Countdown.

Wonderful to see further mention of John Dove and Molly White’s ‘Aspidistra’ label and to actually see one of the tattoed body stockings which were illustrated in this earlier post on my blog. Also, regular readers will know of my passion for Seventies underwear in general, and Janet Reger underwear in particular, so this stunningly photographed editorial is pretty much win-win as far as I’m concerned. Bubble perm included…

Photographed by Steve Hiett. Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Vogue, April 1970

Red and navy chevrons on white. By Janet Reger.

Red and navy chevrons on white. By Janet Reger.

Set by Lovable

Set by Lovable

Camisole petticoat by Finewear

Camisole petticoat by Finewear

Top: Slip by Foale and Tuffin. Centre: Slip by Finewear. Bottom: Bodice and petticoat by Finewear.

Top: Slip by Foale and Tuffin. Centre: Slip by Finewear. Bottom: Bodice and petticoat by Finewear.

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3 Comments on “Inspirational Editorials: The Greatest Underclothes on Earth”

  1. Clatworth says:

    Those petticoats are just begging to be worn as dresses…in fact, if I came across them on any of my vintage trawls I wouldn’t recognize them as slips. A certain duchess currently in the news for flashing needs to rediscover the joys of the petticoat. They really do make most dresses feel heavier and thus more expensive and luxurious.

    I remember buying my first bra in Chelsea Girl in 1972. Previously I had made do with itchy nylon ones passed down from my sister. Chelsea Girl had bra and knicker sets in a cotton jersey with elastic straps and no clasps. Not robust enough for womanly figures but great for an 11 year old. They had smileys, bumblebees and strawberries, respectively, as motifs. I was queen of the school changing room for a while!

    • Those Chelsea Girl undies sound spectacular. Modern underwear is too moulded and padded and wired for my liking.

      And yes, slips really ought to make a comeback. I wear them a lot of the time and am pretty much forced to buy vintage ones (modern ones are so shapeless)…

      • itsmeak says:

        Slips are always a great idea especially under things that are too sheer and thin and anyway what about the odd gust of wind blowing up one’s skirt?


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