In our latest styling sequence, we've teamed up with the wonderful Miss Victory Violet and our lovely stockists Voodoo Vixen to bring you one of our favourite shaping solutions!
If you're wondering how on earth you're going to create that vintage hourglass figure without having to wear several layers of foundations in the summer sun, now's the time to take a look at some of our combination shapewear pieces.
The queen of our Glamour Shapewear Collection is undoubtedly our Glamour Nouveau Body Briefer. This all-in-one body essentially combines a bra, waist cincher, girdle and garters in one stretchy piece, meaning you only have to put on one thing in the morning! It's also made without boning, which means it's very flexible and can pack up very small into a suitcase for your holidays.
As you can see from our utterly gorgeous model, Miss Victory Violet, this Body Briefer is particularly perfect if you're a Pear or Hourglass body shape. The stretchy girdle will skim and smooth your bottom half, while the waist tape will exaggerate your waist. We've cut this Body Briefer to a vintage pattern so there's no need to worry about it being too tight on the bottom!
Now onto this outfit! This sailor striped top and anchor patterned skirt are both from Voodoo Vixen (who also now stock a selection of our hosiery and our Waspies!) Both quite lightweight fabrics, they're a perfect springtime combination.
If you're looking for ways to mix these pieces up, the skirt would also look adorable teamed with a cream cable-knit jumper for a little preppy chic, or with a pearl-buttoned navy cardigan. This striped top would look fantastic tucked into high waisted blue capris, or a pair of denim shorts (check out our previous blog post on wearing tights with shorts for inspo!)
We've picked accessories from one of our favourite brands Luxulite; how cute is this lobster brooch? We've teamed it with matching lobster earrings and some beautiful carved bangles. The talent behind Luxulite is the lovely Katy, who creates the most beautiful vintage-inspired kooky pieces from her UK base - her designs are gorgeous so go and check them out!
We've finished this outfit off with our Red Glamour Seamed Stockings and some red Miss L Fire shoes. Pretty yet sturdy, Miss L Fire make shoes that will keep you looking fabulous for your day at the beach!