Monday, August 25, 2014

Rago Shapewear in Leopard Print!

We now carry Rago Shapewear garments in leopard print!
See what's new in the American Shapewear store below.

Panty Brief in Leopard Print, available from sizes S/26 to 2X/34.
RAGO Style 919 - Panty Brief Light Shaping 
Garter Belt in Leopard Print, available from sizes S/26 to 2X/34.
RAGO Style 3184 - Six Strap Soft Shaping Garter Belt
Girdle in Leopard Print, available from sizes S/26 to 2X/34.
RAGO Style 821 - Firm Shaping Girdle

This girdle also comes in two new colorways.

Available in...
Red/Black & Pink/Black
Sizes M/28 to 2X/34

RAGO Style 1294 - Open Bottom Girdle Extra Firm Shaping

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Orchard Corset: Dye Secrets

Dye your white shapewear into any color you want with Orchard Corset's guide for obtaining a perfectly smooth color! Their dye services have been discontinued, so they kindly revealed their secrets to us all.

If you found the perfect piece of shapewear in our store but wish it came in another color, get it in white and read this guide!

To Dye For: Orchard Corset’s Trade Dye Secrets REVEALED!
"We are sad to announce that we have eliminated our custom dye service. But don’t despair! We are sharing our highly coveted dye secrets! Now you will be able to choose any color you want for your garter belt, garter extensions, Rago... (or really any garment without steel boning made from polyester or nylon)."
- Cheri Dudek

Monday, August 11, 2014

Esme and the Laneway: Rago Review

Esme and the Laneway is a chic London girl living in Australia. She's shares her impeccable taste in classic vintage styles on her fashion blog. We spotted her review of two Rago Shapewear waist cinchers on it!

"Both are lovely, soft, and comfortable, and I was chuffed after hearing so many good things about Rago shapewear to have some of my own."
- Esme
Both waist cinchers are available in our store.
Rago Luxury Satin and Lace Corset Medium Shaping - CLEARANCE!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Nylon Swish: New to Shapewear?

If you're new to shapewear or vintage lingerie, Elinor has some advice for you! She answers many of the questions you might have about finding the perfect pieces for your desired silhouette. Whether you want to know about one-pieces, bullet bras, corsets, stockings, or something else, she has it covered on her blog, The Nylon Swish.

I’m new to shapewear, help!
"I am well aware that getting into the world of vintage inspired lingerie can be very daunting and that there is a lot to take in;  why would I choose a padded bullet bra over one without padding? Should I buy a long or short girdle? What does ‘firm control’ mean?? Gahhhh!! I give up it’s too scary! Yes I have been there too and it’s no fun. So, this post is designed to answer some of those tricky questions..."
- Elinor 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Vintage Addict Diary: Rago Review

Natalie wore a Rago 6207 high waist long leg shaper to slip into a tight wiggle dress! She shared her thoughts about it on her vintage fashion blog, Vintage Addict Diary.

Thank you so much for wearing and reviewing Rago, Natalie!

"I took my measurements before and after, and this garment took 1 inch off both my waist and hips, and well as overall smoothing and some lifting of the derriere! Well they looked great, but I’d been through this before – would they stand the wearing test?? The answer is, yes!" 
- Natalie 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Bernie Dexter in Rago Shapewear

Classic American pinup model and fashion designer, Bernie Dexter, looks so radiant in these photos! She's wearing the Rago 8355 light shaping girdle. Thank you for wearing Rago with pride!

This light shaping garment is available in sizes S-2X from our store.
RAGO Style 8355 - Open Bottom Girdle Light Shaping

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

DIY Burlesque Costume

Thinking of pulling together your very first burlesque costume? The dazzling accessories showgirls wear can cost a pretty penny. Creating your own costume with a DIY guide saves money while giving you a look that reflects your unique character! For The Love of Lingerie has a great list of guides to get you started.

"I love a little bit of DIY every now and again and thanks to some very savvy cats on the internet we have a myriad of guides to choose from. Here are a few of my favourite DIY burlesque costume guides."
- Millie

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Lingerie Addict: Plus Size Bridal Lingerie

We're excited share that the Rago #9357 corselette was mentioned in a list of plus size bridal lingerie recommendations on The Lingerie Addict! The author of this article is lingerie columnist Holly Jackson.

6 Pieces of Plus Size Size Lingerie To Go Under Your Wedding Dress

"Rago dominates the heavy hold shapewear market for a reason – their pieces will not only reshape your body, but take inches off you in the process. If you’re looking for some serious hold under a clingy dress, this all in one girdle will get the results that you want." 

- Holly Jackson of The Full Figured Chest

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Four-Way Stretch: Coupon Code

Our newest discount is now live!

Use coupon code: LightShaping
for 10% off through July 14.

This garment features:
- Hidden inner front panel for tummy control
- 100% cotton lined crotch
- Curved back seam provides shaping and no-show look
- Four-way" soft stretch fabric allowing for full range of movement
- Gripper stretch lace bottom eliminates garment ride up
- Wide woven top elastic keeps garment in place
- We offer modern, appealing support shapewear that is
- Made-in-the-USA.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The Vintage Doll in Rago

The Vintage Doll has a new beautiful pinup shot in Rago Shapewear!

She's wearing the Rago 2191 Bra.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Rago Pink & Black Waist Cincher Review

We found a post that was perfect for "Throwback Thursday"! Back in 2008, Cora wrote a helpful review of the Rago Pink & Black Waist Cincher on The Lingerie Addict back in 2008. Protip: For real cinching, size down.
"The pink lace front is beautiful. Rago has a reputation for well-crafted, retro undergarments and this certainly does not disappoint." - Cora Harrington

Photo credit: Lace & Arrows

CLICK HERE to read the review on The Lingerie Addict.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Independence Day Sale

American Shapewear is having an Independence Day Sale!
All Rago Shapewear products are proudly made in the USA.

Use coupon code: Independence
for 10% off through July 7, 2014.

Place your orders soon! We'll be celebrating this holiday by taking off for the fourth week of July. Shipping will halt on June 27th as our offices close. All orders placed after that day will be handled when we return on July 6th.

Happy Independence Day!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The Nylon Swish's 5 Shapewear Solutions

Elinor shared solutions to five qualms with wearing shapewear and stockings on The Nylon Swish. We were excited to see that she mentioned Rago products!
"I have heard so many women talking about how they love the look of retro shapewear and lingerie on other people but that they wouldn’t or couldn’t ever wear it themselves.In this article I have outlined the top five reasons that women have given me to not wear shapewear and/or stockings and why I think those excuses should be forgotten about." 
- Elinor

Read it here!

If you're new to retro lingerie, her blog is a great resource for tips and advice.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Miss Victory Violet: Rago Review

Miss Victory Violet is a stunning pinup model with a fondness for Disney and vintage style. In her search for shapewear, she came across the Rago #6207 long leg shaper. We read her review and were so happy to see how much she loved it!

The Rago 6207!
"Much to my surprise, not only did they get over my deriere (after much jiggling and tugging) but they worked AMAZINGLY! The waist band was a bit big but not unwearably so. My butt and thighs were compeletly smoothed are there was very minimal cutting into my thighs. Now, this might shock you, but I think the Rago 6207 is my new favourite piece of shapewear!"
- Miss Victory Violet

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Lilli Luxe in Rago

Model Lilli Luxe shared these gorgeous photos of herself wearing a Rago #9357 corselette. This piece complements her figure so beautifully. It's the perfect garment for contouring natural curves. Thank you for wearing Rago, Lilli!

We found this photo on Lilli's Instagram.
Lilli also has a page on Facebook!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Elinor's Rago Shapewear

Elinor shares her love for Rago Shapewear on her blog The Nylon Swish again! We love hearing your thoughts and feelings about our garments. Read about what she thinks of her Rago bra and girdle.

"Look at how good this shapewear is! My belly is completely flat." - Elinor

Longline Bra: Rago style 2202
Open Bottom Girdle: Rago style 1294 (Now available in new colors!)

Friday, May 30, 2014

Coupon: LightShaping

We invite you to try our light shaping garments for the warm weather using the coupon code "LightShaping" for 10% off through June 6th!

View our collection of light shaping Rago garments here:

Be notified of our future discounts by registering here:

Wednesday, May 28, 2014


The amazing, beautiful, and inspirational Tess Munster wore our High-Waisted Vintage Style Garter Panty in the "Everybody is Flawless" music video with fellow curvy fashionistas GabiFresh and Nadia Aboulhosn!

Watch it here:

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Lace & Arrows: Behind Blank Walls

Yet another beautiful video of Rago has been created by Lace & Arrows! This time, they showcase waist cinchers and a body briefer.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Starter Girdles with Light Shaping

If you love the look of a girdle but haven't tried one on yet, this list of recommendations for light shaping girdles could have the perfect introductory piece for you! Elinor, the brilliant blogger behind The Nylon Swish, wrote a guest post on The Lingerie Addict with 5 selections. Here's our favorite flattering quote from her article.

"These girdles vary in design and colour, but they have two things in common – they are all extremely comfortable and they are very easy to put on. As much as I would love to wear my Rago corselette every day, I have a bad habit of hitting the snooze button on my alarm clock far too many times, which means that I never have enough time to shimmy into such a tight garment. However, putting on these looser girdles and then attaching my stockings can be done in a couple of minutes." - Elinor

Read the rest here!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Styles Galore!

We've got styles galore! Find a garment for your every curve with our range of shapewear. Whether you want soft or extra firm shaping, we've got you covered with styles up to size 15X.

Please browse our store and checkout with 10% off using the code "Galore".

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Ideal Shape by Decade

How has the ideal female form changed through the ages? Each decade had their notion of the perfect body shape, and all of them are different. Which era is your favorite?

See it here:

Friday, May 9, 2014

Lace & Arrows - Blonde in the Woods

We love the artistic approach that Lace & Arrows takes for their Rago Shapewear! Watch their video featuring Rago style 9357 corselettes.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Comfort Shaper Panties

Looking for soft shaping that's light enough for warm weather? Whether you've got pants that dig into your hips or want something to help your thighs glide along underneath a skirt, we've got glamorous garments that you'll love!

From light shaping to extra firm, with a hidden inner panel for tummy control, American Shapewear featuring products by Rago offers panties with comfort, style, and quality for every woman and for every situation and need.

To get updates on news and specials for American Shapewear, sign up by clicking HERE!

Monday, May 5, 2014

The Nylon Swish - Rago Shapewear Photoshoot

Elinor loved her Rago Shapewear so much that she had a photoshoot in it! Doesn't she look amazing?

Does your shapewear make you feel this glamorous? See more gorgeous photos on her blog, The Nylon Swish.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Miss Victory Violet - "The Perfect Shape"

Pinup fashion blogger Miss Victory Violet wore different foundation garments with her vintage wiggle dress and shared the pros and cons of each. After wearing and snapping photos in corsets, shaping shorts, and Rago Shapewear girdles, she compared the effectiveness of her shapewear in comforably creating a smooth silhouette under her red Monica Dress from Pinup Girl Clothing.

Thinking of getting a new girdle for your dress? What she thought of Rago girdles style 1361 and 1294 might help you decide what would work best for you.

Read it on her blog.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Bridal Bra Fitting

Want a comfortable wedding day? Wear lingerie that fits well! If Wedding Planner's signs of wearing the wrong bra size are relatable to you, it might be time for a proper fitting. When your undergarments fit well, your dress will look and feel its best. If your clothing stays in place and gives you the support you want, it'll be easy to focus on enjoying the moment!

"The most special day of your life is fast approaching and there is an endless list of things to do. Sound familiar? From organising flower arrangements to finding bridesmaids dresses, making sure you have perfectly fitting lingerie may be at the bottom of your list, or even forgotten all together. However, the perfect fit should be at the forefront of your mind, especially on your wedding day. The correct bra size can enhance your natural shape, improve your posture and create a gorgeous silhouette." -  Jessica Flexton 
Read more on Wedding Planner:

Monday, April 21, 2014

Shaping Levels

From our soft and light control shapewear for everyday occasions, to our more intense firm and extra firm shaping, American Shapewear has garments for every situation!

Browse our levels of shaping.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Lace & Arrows - Rago

Lace & Arrows created an artistic video of their Rago Shapewear collection! Isn't it beautiful?

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

How to Fasten Garters

Struggling with garters? If wearing girdles, garter belts, corselettes, or other gartered garments is unfamiliar to you, this video should be helpful! The Lingerie Addict shares how to fasten your stockings to your garters with a brief 2 minute guide.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Retro Chick Recommends Rago!

Retro Chick knows what it takes to bring vintage glamour to the present. If you're looking for good foundation garments in your size that give that authentic vintage shape, she's got a recommendation: Rago Shapewear!

"Buying vintage lingerie is a bit of a minefield. For starters, we don’t all feel comfortable in someone elses old undercrackers, and if you’re lucky enough to find some deadstock, then what are the chances you’ll find it in your size?
There are some fabulous reproduction companies out there, but today I’m going to share a secret favourite among vintage ladies who’ve been making their support wear since the 1940s." - Retro Chick

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Vintage Undergarments

Wearing an authentic vintage style requires the appropriate retro undergarments. Solanah of Vixen Vintage shared 5 essential foundations for anyone wearing retro fashion.

"I dress in vintage clothing every day, from head to toe, and love to be authentic with my style. Like any outfit, a proper foundation is of the utmost importance to correctly filling out vintage, because even if you have some good support, it just won’t look the same unless you have the real thing underneath."
Read more:

Friday, March 28, 2014

The Nylon Swish - Longline Bra Style 2202

Elinor shares her love for foundation garments in her vintage fashion blog, The Nylon Swish! She received a Rago Shapewear style 2202 longline bra as a gift and shared how it fit with her work clothes.

"For Christmas, my boyfriend gave me a very beautiful Rago long-line bra, the shape it gives me makes me very very happy. I wore quite a simple outfit over the top, but felt very glamorous underneath!" - Elinor 

Read more on The Nylon Swish

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Bad Girl Pinup

"Bad Girl Pinup" by Andrea Hausmann Photography.
Doesn't the model look gorgeous in retro foundations?
Thank you for wearing Rago Shapewear!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Bella Nightmare

Pinup model Bella Nightmare shared photos from her favorite shoots in Rago Shapewear on Twitter!

"A favorite shot of mine by @misssmissy and wearing the beautiful @RagoShapewear"

"My first publication ever featured in @RetroLovely and wearing @RagoShapewear"

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Retro Undies for Vintage Weddings

Getting married in a vintage-inspired wedding dress? You might want to wear gorgeous retro foundation garments underneath for a flawless fit. Offbeat Bride recommends Rago Shapewear and more supportive lingerie. Check out the love for our shapewear in the comments!

"Instead of ogling shoes this week (…I KNOW!), I'm going to take a quick moment to enjoy some underwear. Specifically, retro-styled underwear that could go awesome under a vintage-influenced dress. We're talking high-waisted, low-hipped, and all awesome."

Read more:

Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Have fun tonight! Wouldn't this corselette be perfect for the occasion?

Friday, March 14, 2014

Review by Bunny's Victory: Rago Style 1294

Vintage fashion blog, Bunny's Victory, is run by a New York mom who adores iconic styles. Foundations are the special touch that makes vintage outfits fit like a glove, but certain types of garments can be too much for warmer days. That's why Bunny tried on a Rago style 1294 girdle as a breathable warm weather alternative to her usual foundation garments. She loved it!

"I found both to be extremely comfortable but for the dress I say 100% for the Rago. I loved how much tummy support it gave me. I think there is a difference. What I loved about it also is that it felt so comfortable and it was easy to put on. It was a little tricky to get the zipper up for me, only because my hands weak. It was easy to go up and down the stairs as well. I haven't worn it with the stockings just yet but I have a feeling I will love it even more." - Bunny's Victory

Read more on her blog:

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Masuimi Max by Viva Van Story

A beautiful shot of Masuimi Max by the pinup artists of Viva Van Story Photography. The custom green dye on her Rago Shapewear corselette looks amazing!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Curvy Fashionista in Rago

Marie Denee, the blogger behind The Curvy Fashionista, had a gorgeous retro-styled photoshoot with photographer Marlita On The Run! Doesn't it suit her so well?

As a lover of fashion, Marie naturally knew that foundation garments are key to comfortably slipping into a vintage dress. That's why she wore our Rago Shapewear longline bra underneath!

Read about her experience with the shoot:
Happy Valentine’s Day! My Sweethearts Blogger Retro Shoot

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Girdle 1294 - New Colorways

Which of the new colorways for our Rago Style 1294 Girdle do you like better?

Available soon!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Gal Friday

Gal Friday in our Rago Shapewear satin and lace bra and waist cincher!