* Slinky satin French Knickers based on a 1940s CC41 pattern
* Fits tightly at the waist, before flaring out skimming your hips
* Extremely flattering with 3 button opening to one side
* Non stretch waistband - please check your waist size before ordering
* Made from satin 100% polyester with cotton gusset
* Please note that this creamy shade of vintage peach matches our Hollywood Robe and Camiknicker but is slightly lighter than our other peach lingerie
These beautiful 1940s style French Knickers are incredibly authentic, from the flowing, soft satin, to the fit and the fastening. Designed to fit tightly at the waist, before flaring out to skim the very top of the hips and draping to perfection around the wide legs; they fasten with a row of pearlised buttons on the left-hand side.
They're incredibly sexy whilst still looking rather demure to modern eyes... but you'd have scandalised the vicar if he caught a glimpse of these black satin smalls on your washing line back in the War!
Creating these French knickers has been nothing short of a labour of love. But luckily, there's nothing we love more than vintage lingerie, so we've kept going until they were perfect in every way! They're just the ticket for all you 1940s gals, as well as swing dancers who want to keep their modesty intact.
What Katie Did uses boutique brand sizing. Order according to your natural waist.
Dress Size 10 - 25"/62.5cm waist, 35"/87.5cm hip
Dress Size 12 - 27"/67.5cm waist, 37"/92.5cm hip
Dress Size 14 - 29"/72.5cm waist, 39"/97.5cm hip
Dress Size 16 - 31"/77.5cm waist, 41"/102.5cm hip
Dress Size 18 - 33"/82.5cm waist, 43"/107.5cm hip
I love this item. I have had to return it because I needed a smaller size, however, it is worth the energy. Also, they are the most affordable tap pants out there right now and are high quality.
Sfratt, 08 Sep 2016
I just receive them. They are perfect, I like the fabric and how I feel with them! Thank you!
susannafrombarcelona, 27 Jan 2016
Fine material & great finish, perfect for the fuller bottom
maryantcliff, 05 Jan 2016
These are the only pairs of underwear I wear now - they are so lightweight and comfortable and easy to care for, and you can't help but feel fabulous in them. The sizing runs very true to what is shown, as well.
GabriellaD, 25 Dec 2015
I've ordered two of these knickers before, and they are just so perfect that I had to order more of them. They are super comfortable, and fit perfectly under dresses and over suspender belts. It also make the suspender belt-look look very elegant. I really can't get enough of these, and will probably order more!
MajaElisabethB, 16 Nov 2015
I bought these as a surprise for my wife along with Cabaret suspenders and bra. Unfortunately I got the size wrong on the knickers and suspenders. They were returned and exchanged by return at no cost - fantastic service. Also the packaging is beautiful. Having got the correct size my wife was absolutely delighted. The quality, fit and comfort is amazing. Something she will wear at every opportunity. Think I may get her the black one too!!
RogFul, 05 Jul 2015
My wife loved these classic, well made knickers, they were a treat for her
And946466445, 25 Apr 2015
Absolute gem! Lovely cut- Will be worn under ATA uniform at Goodwood Revival.
Nightowl, 17 Apr 2015
SO comfortable and soft and glamorous - I bought a pair in black but will now purchase a pair in peach because I love them so much!
DaisyV, 03 Feb 2015
These French knickers in Peach are period perfect for WWII reenactment! the fabric and the shape are stunning, however the colour it slightly too light to match the WWII CC09 bra, so I'll wait till they come in a darker shade of peach to buy another pair.
Emilie D., 30 Oct 2014
Very slinky and comfortable! If you are worried about the waist band being too tight, I wouldn't - it does have a little give. I'm a 31 1/2" and a 31" waist was fine for me.
It's a shame that the colour doesn't match my other peach What Katie Did pieces but I still feel great in them.
Hradenkova, 17 Oct 2014
I have these in both peach and black. I want to live in these tap pants!! The are gorgeous to look at and very silky and comfortable to wear. The buttons along the side are such a beautiful detail. I disagree that they run small, though I ordered up myself to give a little ease of wear since there is no stretch to them--also to leave room for a suspender belt underneath when I need one. For reference I have a 25" waist and a 37" hip and I wear a size US 8, though I could fit a US 6.
Saeran, 14 Aug 2014
Definitely these run small - would recommend a size up. But MOST importantly, these are absolutely not the same peach colour as my peach WKD Maitresse bra or Harlow knickers so I had to send them back, return postage is not refunded. Very disappointed.
We're sorry to hear you were disappointed. Different fabrics will dye slightly differently, and they may not match our older Peach colour we have used in the past.
I can confirm your whole order value, including postage, was refunded in full.
Lady Gray, 24 Jul 2014
Lovely material, but they run super small. I'm usually an Aus size 10-12 with a 28-29" waist so I got the size 14, but they are still tight - it's a snug fit as around the waist as expected, but the space between the buttons gape and doesn't sit flat. I don't want to have to pay for return shipping to try the size up, so I might add some extra buttons to hold it together?
Sarahbronya, 04 Jul 2014
I bought these in peach and they feel very sexy and fit very well and I have made a video wearing them on Youtube
Suz982107866, 24 Apr 2014
These look beautiful off and on. Room for a suspender belt under them, material is soft and feels great against the skin. The buttons are fine - poppers wouldn't be appropriate for the period so I don't have a problem with the design at all. A couple more pairs might be needed though....
Morreyj, 19 Dec 2013
I disagree about the material - it is beautifully soft. I have another pair from another company that were actually more expensive and they are absolutely horrid!
LilyMarlene, 05 Dec 2013
Material should be softer and these are truly not worth the price. They could do with popper fastening instead of buttons too.
True to size. They just lack something.
I have lots of WKD lingerie and other 'high-end' brands but this one didnt do it for me.
Had the material been floaty and soft, I would have kept them but it felt quite stiff.
Back they go!
Katie says 'our CC09 knickers are adapted from a pair of CC41 French knickers. Designs approved for CC41 were very plain. As we wanted to make them as authentic as possible we used buttons, just like they did in the 1940s. The satin is the softest available!'
daisylonglegs, 25 Jul 2013
I have these knickers in black and peach and whilst I love both pairs, there is a definite difference in size between the two although they are both a size 10. That said, they both comfortably accommodate a suspender belt underneath and I will certainly be buying more.
\'Ouizie, 09 Apr 2013
Fit great! Your help on the phone was above and beyond! Thank you so very much!
Sherry, 21 Mar 2013
Soooo comfy, and great for dancing in! :) If my skirt swirls up I'm not worried about people catching a glimpse of them! I also wore mine for a photoshoot recently and they look great!
Lillian Love, 20 Mar 2013
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