Retro lingerie is seen more and more in brand’s collections: high waisted panty, déshabillés, work on cuts and materials we dive between the trends of the crazy 20s and pin-up style of the 50s.
Art des Dessous, the art of lingerie
I discovered Art des Dessous last July at a private sale – a moment that I really liked by its atmosphere as the choice and advice. The philosophy of Art des Dessous is to make accessible plus size lingerie. No more frustrations in the lingerie department, Art des Dessous offers lingerie and swimsuits from 100 D up to cup K. Cécile and Vanessa, the founders, choose carefully models to offer a wide choice both in cuts and colors, not to mention the comfort and support to highlight and take care of our boobs!
Retro Lingerie by Art des Dessous
When shooting for Art des Dessous, I had a crush on this retro model (well, I admit, I had many favorites …). This is the lingerie brand Gorteks (which I did not know) and the model is called Marilyn.
The balconette bra is both chic and elegant. I was happy to be able to wear this type of model because generally, the balconette bras do not provide enough support for the plus size. Here, the chest is perfectly wrapped in this black lace. The slightly transparent fabric subtly reveals the skin. The Marilyn model plays the card of seduction.
The high-waisted panty plays with this retro touch and totally pin up. I really like its cut and the play of material between embroidery and satin fabric. Its shape allows to carve the curves of the hips and the booty and especially to highlight our femininity.
Retro lingerie and photographic inspiration
For this shoot, I wanted to propose a different atmosphere and I had the chance to be photographed by a professional. New step in my personal challenges: a lingerie shoot with a male photographer. These moments are always rich of learning for me (not to mention laugh!). So a big thank you to Marc Casabianca for his time, advice and talent.
The atmosphere that emerges from these photos makes me think of the shooting “The last sitting of Marilyn Monroe” by Bert Stern which I have already spoken to you here. I like the almost evanescent atmosphere that takes life from these clichés that I’m sharing today. It’s soft, sensual, intimate – almost like entering a secret place, kind of out of time. I can not wait: redo photos in lingerie!
Marilyn High Waist Panty & Bra – GORTEKS by Art des Dessous / Kimono – Etam / Cardigan – 1.2.3 / Self-Fixing Stocking – Wolford / Necklace – Monoprix / Earrings – OGGI