Category: stockings


Seamless Stockings Lingerie Ad

Nothing odd about this photo at all... I, for one, would totally wear a bowler hat with this combination, in public, most likely with a dress or a suit as well, but each to their own!

Nothing odd about this photo at all... I, for one, would totally wear a bowler hat with this combination, in public, most likely with a dress or a suit as well, but each to their own!

Happy Tuesday Swimwear and Lingerie Friends!

For today’s Totally Retro Tuesday post, we have a lovely vintage advertisement from those stockings wizards, Hanes!

What do we all think of this?

I don’t usually play all my cards at once, but I for one, LOVE THIS!

Me Likee, me likee a lot!

Me Likee, me likee a lot!

It’s an advertisement about stockings. The featured image is a pair of women’s legs.

Nooooooo, really?

Nooooooo, really?

Shocking!

They are selling seamless stockings and the tag line says exactly that and even gives a facile explanation of why we might like them.

No! No more... she can't take it!

No! No more... she can't take it!

Double shocking!

There are some who would be opposed to the ad due to the compartmentalization of a woman’s body… They prefer that a woman always be shown as a whole, never bits and pieces and body parts. Which is an argument I definitely get. I do. Just not in this case.

I'm just kidding. No one's anti EVERYTHING... side eyes

I'm just kidding. No one's anti EVERYTHING...side eyes

If they were selling a product unrelated to the body part being featured THEN I would say that it was a rotten example of the way in which women are always seen as an accumulation of parts that are meant to be used for any reason whatsoever.

But, you see, they’re selling a product for the legs. They’re featuring the legs. Why would I need to see the woman’s hair colour to know if the stockings look good on her legs?

That’s all.

Are you offended by this type of advertising? Feel free to disagree with me, I prefer it actually 🙂

Cheers,

Maggie

Tattoo Socks, Peacock Feather Stockings

Tattoo Socks, Peacock Feather Stockings

Hello Swimwear and Lingerie Friends.

Happy Monday! Or is it?

The weekends have been feeling so good lately, that I’ve actually begun disliking Mondays, which is odd, because usually my weekends were so exhausting and stressful that it was a relief to get back to my regular work routine. typical human… never happy.

To cheer myself up and give me a reason to look forward to Monday mornings, I decided that a sweet little piece of luxury lingerie would be just what I needed.

I thought, since I must look professional and can’t really express my quirkier, ‘creative’ side that a hidden message was just what I needed! Introducing Tattoo Socks “Bite Me” Stockings 🙂

Bite Me! Fabulous in every way!

Bite Me! Fabulous in every way!

{Please pardon the watermark, but I wouldn’t dream of removing it, after all, it is her property and I am just borrowing it to highlight her fabulous designs. Nothing but admiration here!}

Ack! Aren’t they absolutely awesome? I know, right?

Here’s the product description: “Gorgeous “Bite Me” stockings with a chic gothic font and bleeding letters. Sexy thigh-high nylons.

The design is printed in black on one sock. You get one printed and one blank sock. I really like the asymmetric look, it gives more focus and attracts more attention.

I love that you can play with the design and rotate the tattoo to position it wherever you want! 40 DEN thigh high nylons.”

Tattoo Socks, Hosiery for those who don't want Laser Tattoo Removal Surgery in the future!

Tattoo Socks: Hosiery for those who don't want Laser Tattoo Removal Surgery in the future!

Now, I know they’re supposed to be for Halloween, but c’mon. That message can work in so many mediums, they shouldn’t just be relegated to holiday wear! That would be a crime against fashion and individuality!

Tattoo Socks for the days when blah is too dreadful to do all over again

Tattoo Socks for the days when blah is too dreadful to do all over again

You can find Tattoo Socks on Etsy. From their profile: “Hi, thanks for visiting our shop! We are Gabby and Tal from Tel Aviv. Gabby is a designer/illustrator and makes the socks, decals and prints. Tal is a jewelry designer/sculptor and creates the unique silver rings. All items in this shop are made with love.”

I also adore the Peacock Feather and Swirly design in the first photo at the start of this post. Ahh, who am I kidding, I think they’re all awesome. especially the “mind the gap”… that one just makes me giggle! Gabby clearly has a great and slightly naughty sense of humour!

Tattoo Socks Mind The Gap

Tattoo Socks Mind The Gap

Check ’em out. I’ll bet you’ll be just as enthralled as me!

Cheers,

Maggie

FYI to the people at the office… just saying.

Munsingwear Nylons Retro Stocking Ad

Bonjour Swimwear and Lingerie friends.

Happy Wordless Wednesday.

Retro Stockings Advert from Munsingwear Nylons

Retro Stockings Advert from Munsingwear Nylons

Cheers,

Maggie

Hi Swimwear and Lingerie Buddies.

Happy Totally Retro Tuesday! Are ya ready for the next installment of “These are the flakes of our lives” Brought to you by Lux Laundry Soap. This is the real soap opera Ladies and Gents.

{Featuring the deranged ramblings of a woman who must buy double the amount of stocking she actually needs because she is guaranteed to snag the first pair just getting it on.}

Retro Stocking Ad from Lux Lingerie Flakes

Retro Stocking Ad from Lux Lingerie Flakes

Wow, I tell ya, that Betty Grable, amazing legs AND she’s also practical too. Crazy huh? Hollywood starlet…practical… she’s just a puzzle isn’t she. Although, I never knew she was such a hard-ass… She INSISTS on gentle Lux Flakes…clearly SHE isn’t the one rinsing the acid perspiration out of HER gossamer stockings either… she stands around, with smoke coming out of her ears, INSISTING that her cleaners ONLY use Lux.

I kinda don’t want to use it anymore. Only despots and meanies would INSIST on it.

I am curious though how they decided upon this tag line…”These Tiny Diamonds of Lux are Another Fine Product”. Because when I think of smooth-non-run-causing-things-I-want-near-my-stockings… diamonds? Not so much.

Wait…flakes or diamonds… how can the soap be both at the same time? I’m so confused…

Cheers,

Maggie

Tights, tights everywhere

Tights, tights everywhere

Hello Swimwear and Lingerie fanatics. Happy Monday everybody!

Hope your weekend was as wonderful as mine and that you’re all ready to dive back into the work week… No diving? That’s okay too. Just ease into it as best you can. In fact, to help you, I have a nice easy reading and looking post for you today. Nothing too stressful, not too much to think about.

{yup that’s me, nice. I’m a giver, it’s what I do}

Careful now... don't rip them!

Careful now... don't rip them!

For today’s Must Have Monday post, I thought I would delve into the wild and wonderful world of tights, also known as stockings, pantyhose or nylons or what have you. You see, it’s getting right cold around here in the evenings and getting up early in the mornings to leave for work is leaving me a wee bit shivery in my professional attire. I think it may be time to break out the warmish leg coverings.

Definitely NOT boring!

Definitely NOT boring!

But I don’t want to look blah… or boringly ordinary. Nope, I figure if they can insist that I wear pantyhose and look “polished”, then I can take the mickey and have a little fun. You know… express myself!

Sing it Madonna!

Seriously though, let’s take a little look at some of the awesome tights on the market and see if I could get away with a few leg designs.

Very professional attire, don't ya think?

Very professional attire, don't ya think?

First up are these seriously kickin’ tights from Wolford; the Cheryl Tights.

Cheryl Tights from Wolford

Cheryl Tights from Wolford

Bit of a houndstooth pattern thing going on here.

I also love the slinky feel to these ones. Don’t you love how the pattern wraps around and seems to coil about her legs? They’re the Starlette Leggings, also from Wolford.

Starlette Leggings from Wolford

Starlette Leggings from Wolford

Jumping on over to Falke, I was immediately struck by the linear feel of these tights, the “fine Stripes” design.

Falke Fine Stripes

Falke Fine Stripes

And last but not least, Falke Lace Net: All swirly and crazy but ordered and cool at the same time! Love, love, love these. Pretty sure I had a pair similar to them back in the 80’s… but in white… Hey! Don’t judge, we kids in the 80’s wore lot’s of smokin’ hot styles.

Falke Lace Net

Falke Lace Net

Have you got your fall leg wear all ready to go yet? Anything from the new lines catching your eye?

Cheers,

Maggie

Hallooooo Swimwear and Lingerie Friends. Can you believe it’s almost the weekend? If you’re in Canada, it’s even better because it’s almost the Labour Day Weekend!!!!

{Wait…is that only a Canadian holiday?… huh…I have no idea… be right back, gonna go check that out, inquiring minds need to know!}

While my interior monologue is fact checking, have a gander at the following video featuring the always alluring Berni Dexter and lingerie from the folks at Babygirl Boutique. It’s Fitting Tip Thursday and who better to show us the power of perfectly fit lingerie than Berni Dexter? She’s rocking a stunning vintage styled lingerie set in red and wearing fully formed nylon stockings with garters. Ooh la la.

{Yup, I really did just say that. Hard to believe, but what else can you say when faced with the perfectly playful sensuality of Berni Dexter? She is a true Pinup beauty!}

{Okay, I’m back and evidently Labour Day is celebrated by a whole wack of other countries and at different times throughout the year. Who knew right? So, to all my American friends,who celebrate it at the same time as us, “Enjoy your long weekend too!”}

As to our fitting tip for today, did you happen to notice how natural and relaxed she looked in her ensemble? I think the chief take away lesson here is that when your lingerie fits properly and feels as wonderful as hers evidently does, it’s hard to look anything less than phenomenal. Confidence really is the best accessory.

Cheers,

Maggie

Vintage Stocking Advert

Vintage Stocking Advert

Hi Swimwear and Lingerie enthusiasts! {waves enthusiastically from cottage country} The weather is here. Wish you were beautiful. jk…it’s a silly old postcard joke.

For today’s Totally Retro Tuesday, we’re taking a look at a really winning vintage advert. It’s actually for Ivory Snow laundry detergent and not stockings, however, it features quite prominently, a lady in her underthings getting dressed and her husband {an assumption I have to make because it’s incredibly retro and let’s face it, a man and a woman would never be featured together unless they were married, especially if she is exposing skin} . She’s wearing a gorgeous bullet bra, slip, garters and stockings. Standard attire for a modest and demure little housewife.

June would approve!

June would approve!

Please note that the fella isn’t undressed. He’s kicking his cool guy business gear which gives him an even more authoritative voice when he expresses his concern about the sheer number of stockings his hapless and clumsy wife is just burning through.

How careless could she be? Sheesh!

She should be afraid… very afraid, June doesn’t like careless women that just let their acidic perspiration perforate their delicate stockings… it makes June mad… very, very mad!

June_Cleaver_as_Dirty_Harry

June_Cleaver_as_Dirty_Harry

Not to worry though, to the rescue… IVORY SNOW Laundry Detergent!!!! It helps to guard against that evil Acid Perspiration that just eats away at stockings and gives you 20 % more stocking wear!!!

It’s a miracle and the answer to every little frugal housewife’s biggest concern. The uber-creepy lingerie fairy must have been listening.

Scary Lingerie Fairy

Scary Lingerie Fairy

{and my sarcasm meter is now turned off}

Sorry, I guess I was having flashbacks to my old “women’s studies” days back in university. I’m done. I promise.

On a different note, I do love how a laundry detergent company was able to use the power imbalance in a 1950’s type of marriage to push their product. Brilliant advertising campaign, because what women didn’t feel like an absolute drain on the family’s budget?

Cheers,

Maggie

I am not June Cleaver, so get over it

I am not June Cleaver, so get over it