Today’s vintage style fashion pick takes a very small detour.
Bettie Page; one of the most well known of pin-up models, first found fame in the 1950s. Like other women who have chosen pin-up and/or burlesque as their form of artistry the corset would have been an integral part of Bettie’s wardrobe.
The corset; whose history may be traced back many generations (reaching the peak of its popularity in the Victorian era), is not a garment that I specifically associate with either the 1940s or the 1950s. I have, nevertheless, selected it as part of today’s outfit.
Orchard Corset – Overbust Satin Corset.
Steel boned longline corset in high shine satin featuring 24 flat & spiral steel bones. Dimensions: 15.5″ Front / 16.5″ Center Bust/ 13″ Back / 14″ Side. Priced at US$59.43 (approx. £48.00).
50s Capri Pants – Black.
1950s style high waisted capri pants made in stretchy black bengalene fabric that hug the figure. Capris crop at mid calf and feature a split on each leg. Priced at £50.00.
Whistles Cornel Stiletto Heeled Court Shoes, Dark Red Suede with a full leather lining and heel height of 9.5cm (3.74″). Priced between £112.00-£124.00.
VINTAGE 1950s Black Jet Bead Double Necklace.
Jet black graduated faceted beads separated by smaller beads. Double layer with brass clasp. Approx. 16″ long.
Priced at US$30.00 (approx. £24.00).
Total cost £234-£246.