‘I noticed a distinct lack of retro style undergarments made for the more voluptuous amongst us…I want to be able to cater to the women who have been left out.’ Elinor of The Nylon Swish is a vintage enthusiast who blogs about lingerie, stockings, foundation garments and their history, and shares her tips for embracing […]
After hundreds of questions from women keen to find out more about corsets to benefit their own health and back issues or fashion and fancy dress needs, I thought I would put together this Corset 101. I must stress that proper fit is key, and that is what this blog hopes to address. I also hope to help people who are new to corsetry to avoid the many cheaply made and ill-fitting products online that are often called ‘corsets’ but are often not corsets at all.
Jasmine of Quirky and Curvy is a flame-haired vintage and retro lover, gamer, blogger and self-proclaimed geek with ‘goth tendencies’. Jasmine dropped by to chat vintage, body positivity, the ‘real woman’ trope, and the links between vintage and goth culture, and to share with us some beautiful, previously unpublished images by Russell Thomas.
There have been a lot of headlines about ‘waist training’ in the news lately, and with that has come a great deal of confusion, misinformation, moralising and some sensational claims. Many in the vintage and retro community have asked me about it, so in this blog I aim to cover some of the issues and direct readers to further information.
Elinor from The Nylon Swish is a British born blogger and vintage undergarment aficionado living in Sydney. After struggling with body confidence, Elinor began her blog in 2014. We spoke about Dita, body image, cross dressing, misinformation about corsets, and the pleasures of a perfect vintage foundation.