In my pursuit to educate myself about the accoutrements involved in dressing vintage, no subject has proved more prevalent - or more puzzling - than lingerie. It's all so involved! As I've been researching, one company comes up again and again: the UK lingerie business What Katie Did. Though they sell all sorts of lovely lingerie, their signature product is the bullet bra, which is based on an actual pattern from the 1950s and graded to suit a wide range of contemporary figures. But the question is: does this really have a place in the wardrobe of a modern vintage-lover?
I'll be the first to admit that I think this is one cool-looking bra that would come in very handy for theatre productions, burlesque troops, and Claudia Schiffer (see below, modeling a What Katie Did bra - hot!).
But as much as I'm seduced by the look of the actual bra (and I do know that plenty of ladies would probably love to wear one of these under their vintage dresses), I really have to take a step back and think: what purpose would this really serve in my life besides making me feel like everyone was staring at my torpedo-shaped breasts? Check out this side view. The pointiness factor is off the charts.
And, for what it's worth, Jeff has given these a thumbs-down on the sexy factor. Granted, I did not show him the Claudia Schiffer photo. Or this one:
But what do you think - yea or nay? Could you see yourself making use of one of these? Or perhaps you already do! If so, please tell us all about it.
P.S. Also, as I contemplate placing an overseas order for a couple of the other fabulous things that What Katie Did sells, I would love to hear from anyone who's actually tried their products.
Thanks, and stay perky! (Heh heh.)