Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Corset Dress

Love longline bras and petticoats? Our corset dress could be your perfect all-in-one foundation garment!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Fashion Shapes

What is your favorite era for fashion when it comes to body shapes? This great visual timeline tells you a bit of the history surrounding shape, fashion, and beauty starting from the curvy '50s to the slim '60s and beyond!

See the timeline:

Friday, January 24, 2014

Salon International de la Lingerie

Rago Shapewear will be in Paris this weekend for the Salon International de la Lingerie! Learn more about this lingerie show on The Lingerie Journal.
"Paris is arguably the romantic capital for lingerie and this weekend, buyers, brands and press meet under one roof for three days to see the latest designs, trends and do business at Salon International de la Lingerie.
The show features over 500 exhibiting brands and a variety of events, seminars and conferences. Eurovet, the show’s organizer, has put together a handy Interactive Trade Show Map for visitors to use to plan ahead and search for brands to visit."

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Bernie's Pinup Tips

The Lingerie Addict interviewed pinup model and designer, Bernie Dexter! She gave insight about her fashion preferences, what they mean to her, and a bit of advice for anyone interested in pinup and vintage fashion. Our favorite part aside from the fact that she's wearing our high-waist knickers? Her lingerie advice!

The Lingerie Addict: "Do you have any ‪‎lingerie‬ tips for my readers who want to get that perfect ‪‎pinup‬ silhouette?"
Bernie Dexter: "YES! ‪‎Foundations‬! foundations! foundations!"
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Monday, January 20, 2014

Rago Shapewear Works!

American Shapewear, featuring products by Rago, will reduce your dress size!
Design has been the direct result of the Rago® staffs communicating with over 1,000 shops worldwide.
Discussions with the many merchants results in feedback to confirm features of Rago products. This process of design has been in effect since 1945.
Made in the USA maintains quality assurance and efficiency of service to the consuming public which Rago considers an essential feature of the company's worth in the marketplace.
Rago® garments are not experiments; they have proven their effectiveness.
You can expect a more shapely appearance with Rago!


Friday, January 17, 2014

The History of Girdles

The history behind girdles and shapewear is a lot more magical than you might have imagined! See StyleLists's informative article, The Story Behind Shapewear: From Girdles to Spanx.

"The first form of shapewear is believed to be the girdle: a woven, garment-like a belt. In ancient times, the girdle was believed to have magical powers, and Ishtar, goddess of Babylon, wore one for fertility. Girdles became a symbol of virginity, and were considered strength-giving for men, or protection for women..."
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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Wearing Vintage Foundation Garments

Dollhouse Bettie shares the basics to wearing vintage foundation garments for a classic silhouette! Did you know that voluptuous bodies have an easier time fitting into these retro style garments? Find your measurements and discover which foundation garments are right for your body type and style with expert advice from the blog post "A Wiggle and a Shimmy."

"Vintage vixens had it right when they poured their curves into the pencil skirt. Really, what is sexier than a tight skirt that hugs your hips, slims your waist and flaunts your booty? And the tempting wiggle that it takes to promenade down the street? Well, we have a hard time blaming men for staring. What's best about the pencil skirt or wiggle dress is that despite what fashion magazines have you believe, the curvier you are the better it looks..." - Dollhouse Bettie

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Lingerie Illustrations by Laura Rosenbaum

Check out Laura Rosenbaum's illustrations of the beautiful lingerie she saw at The International Lingerie Show, including Rago Shapewear!

“Rago’s collection of sultry shapewear reminded me of classic looks embodied by voluptuous, Old Hollywood icon Sofia Loren.” – Laura Rosenbaum
See them all on The Lingerie Journal.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Miss Joanne ❤ Rago

Joanne shares love for Rago Shapewear corselette #9357 and girdle #1294! See why on the blog. ❤

"... No, I’m talking about what used to be called corsetry. Foundation garments. Girdles, corselettes, that sort of thing. The sort of thing your mother or indeed, grandmother would have worn. If you watch TV shows like 'Mad Men', 'Pan Am' or more recently, 'Masters of Sex', you’ll have seen them. Most of what you see in those shows comes from a company called Rago, and it’s readily available. Here’s a couple of my favourites..." - Joanne