Friday, November 18, 2011

Make Your Own Corset

Many women wish that they could have access to a good, well fitted corset or piece of shapewear, but some don't have the money to get a good one without making a deep dent in their monthly budget. But Cathy Hay, writing for Foundations Revealed has an interesting article on how to make your own corset. It's a work in progress though, so keep checking for updates.

Read More: How To Make A Corset

Friday, November 11, 2011

Style Clashes With Culture in Pan AM

Retro TV shows are all the rage and with them, the stylish clothes from their time period. From Pan Am, to Mad Men to Boardwalk Empire, it seems you can't flip open a TV Guide without running into a period show with a huge costume budget. But while the outfits may be stylish, as Elizabeth Wellington writes for, the gender politics certainly weren't.

Bras were pointy and tight. Girdles, a far cry from the malleable shapewear of today, were downright painful. And girdles were required. For example, during Sunday night's
Pan Am episode, Christina Ricci's character, Maggie, reminded a colleague that an attendant caught without her girdle would be fired.

Read More: Mirror, Mirror: Pan Am clothes classy, 60's customs, not so much