This week we’ve got a bit of a vintage theme going on here at Fashion Bust. And, as any vintage enthusiast will tell you, achieving an authentic look is all about the details – whether your outfit’s for wearing out or indoor fun. So here are our pick of some vintage-inspired accessories, from bridal garters to beautiful eye masks. If you’re looking for the perfect item to complete your vintage boudoir, make sure you put these on your wish list or treat yourself this pay day.
Perfect for parities as well as dressing up in the bedroom, eye masks are a fantastic addition to your wardrobe. Now, we love soft silk eye masks but this beautiful metal mask is inspired by butterflies and the shape of their wings, and its gloss black finish makes for a dramatic and seductive look.
Buy: Luna Veneziana, Butterfly Eye mask, £45, dolcifollie.co.uk
Cute and sexy, the babydoll is the ultimate in bedroom attire and this adorable number from Gilda & Pearl is inspired by the feminine nightwear styles of the 1960s. The silk chiffon is light as a feather and we love the ruffled neckline – and, if you order via the brand’s website, your babydoll will be handmade especially for you.
Buy: Gilda & Pearl, Bardot Babydoll, £149, gildapearl.co.uk
When the first nylon stockings came out just before the start of World War II, they were a revelation, and their scarcity during the war years only added to their appeal. These days, a pair of fully fashioned nylon stockings – fully fashioned refers to the fact that they were knitted flat on machines, tailored to the shape of the leg, and finished by hand which produced the distinctive backseam – is the ultimate finishing touch for a vintage outfit. Cervin is a French brand still making nylons on original machines and its stockings are stylish and durable.
Buy: Cervin fully fashioned stockings, £28.95, Stockings HQ
If you’re wearing stockings, then you’re going to need a suspender belt, and what could be more perfect under your Little Black Dress on an evening out? A sexy suspender belt will give your confidence that extra edge and this beautiful eyelash lace boned suspender is decorated in pretty bows and features a luxurious gold clasp – we’re putting it on our birthday wishlist!
Buy: Mimi Holliday By Damaris, Blossom Noir Boned Suspender, £43, figleaves.com
Usually reserved for your wedding day, we think that every lingerie drawer should include a garter – whatever your relationship status may be. This lace garter is so pretty with its scalloped vintage lace, diamante and pearls… totally romantic.
Buy: Ell & Cee, Princesse Garter, £38, ellandceebride.co.uk
Shaping your figure and adding that little bit of extra sexiness to your lingerie outfit, this Caitlin waspie is boned to make a gorgeous silhouette. It features pretty pink Chantilly lace and has bondage style stretch to show flashes of skin.
Buy: Agent Provocateur, Caitlin Waspie, £110, agentprovocateur.com