Jessica Rabbit, She's not bad, she's just drawn that way!

Jessica Rabbit, She's not bad, she's just drawn that way!

Happy Tuesday Swimwear and Lingerie Dear Friends. Pay no attention to the lady in the red dress…We’ll come to her later.

Welcome to Totally Retro Tuesday.

I love when advertisers use illustrations of their products, rather than actual photos. It shows us what they “think” they are offering, as opposed to what they actually sell. Take Balmoral Lingerie for example, they “think” they are selling a frothy pink silk creation akin to some kind of baked confectionery, when really what they are selling is a slip.

Balmoral Lingerie Ad

Balmoral Lingerie Ad

If we’re to believe the advertising, they are selling grace, class and peculiar arm angles, rather than just shapewear. Amazing right? They are also selling the same old, same old trite, blonde over brunette foolishness too. Just look how glamorous, tall, thin and featured the blonde model is as opposed to her “dark Vanna” friend stuck in the corner, introducing her. Poor little, dark-haired, plain-Jane, didn’t even get any of the nifty, face framing, weird, arm angles her gorgeous, pale-haired friend did.

It's Betty Vs. Veronica all over again... why are we always playing women against each other?

It's Betty Vs. Veronica all over again... why are we always playing women against each other?

Instead of going into the whole girl on girl, hate thing and competition for men… perhaps we should just stick to the actual lingerie. Here’s a picture of a similar product from Balmoral Lingerie.

Balmoral Lady, Petticoat Slip

Balmoral Lady, Petticoat Slip

It’s lovely isn’t it? I’m totally jamming on the delicate lace trim and the sweet faint pink colour. Now, keeping in mind that the pictured slip is vintage and will be slightly worn and faded, I think we can all agree that their product certainly ages well. Heck, I would be a pretty happy owner if it were in my stash {and I definitely need some more slips…. a sadly lacking niche in my lingerie collection} but I think the point I’m trying to make here, is that it in no way resembles the illustration that Balmoral Lady has provided. Does it?

Wait, I just thought of something… maybe it’s like Cool World or Who Framed Roger Rabbit?. {I’m not the only one who remembers those film am I? Seriously? Moving along.} Things are just brighter, fluffier, skinnier and more amazing in toon town… certainly worked for Kim basinger.

Holli Would from Cool World.

Holli Would from Cool World.

Don’t you just love how teeny tiny the blonde’s ankles are? I keep thinking they would snap if she wasn’t lapping her wings so incessantly in order to stay afloat.

Cheers,

Maggie

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