Registered in England with company number: 05752881
What Katie Did: Luxury Vintage Lingerie
Welcome to the glamorous world of What Katie Did. We specialise in recreating beautiful vintage lingerie from the 1940s and 1950s. In our early days we just sold Seamed and Fully Fashioned Stockings but over the years our collection has grown to include just about every piece of vintage lingerie you could wish for.
Our Iconic Bullet Bra
One of the first pieces we recreated was our iconic circle stitch Bullet Bra. We kept true to the original designs of the 1950s and although we knew women on the vintage scene would appreciate a well fitting bullet bra, didn’t expect them to be popular outside our little circle. 15 years later our bullet bras have been worn by everyone from Rihanna, to Katy Perry, to the queen of the bullet bra herself, Madonna! In 2016 we took our bullet bra back to the drawing board, completely regrading it for an improved fit, especially for the larger cup sizes that the original 1950s bullet bra didn’t cater for.
Garter Belts are also very close to our hearts. We truly believe that stockings are superior to tights but what makes all the difference is a great garter belt. Our garter belts are designed by women who wear our belts and nylons daily. Although our garter belts all look deliciously vintage, it’s the fit and comfort that we really focus on. There’s no need to keep stockings for special occasions if you’re wearing one of our garter belts.
What Katie Did have been designing corsets for well over a decade, and founder Katie Thomas has been working in the corset industry since 1995: well before the current trend for waist training. Her extensive experience both in design, and as a daily tight lacer herself, has allowed us to build up a collection of corsets to suit several individual body shapes, from modern figures, to natural 1950s hourglass shapes.
Simply Seamed Stockings
Our stockings are famous worldwide, not just in the vintage fashion world, but in mainstream fashion magazines and on the silver screen. When it comes to sourcing reproduction vintage lingerie and hosiery that could pass for the real thing, then costume departments frequently turn to What Katie Did. Currently our Glamour Seamed Stockings can be seen in Netflix’s ‘The Queen’ and ‘Allied’ starring Marion Cotillard.