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Axfords Corsets News
Axfords Corsets is closing 17.04. Katie tells you her favourites so you can pick up a bargain in their sale.
Powermesh Demi Corset
Yay! Our powermesh Demi Corset is returning very soon - new and improved!
Our New X Bra
Our new X Bra is arriving mid April - here's the story behind it's development.
Black & Red: Dramatic Vintage Style
Black and red, a vintage colour combination for easy style. We've teamed lingerie in lace and satin with scarlet accents for the perfect Spring inspiration
Spring is coming, and who better to take inspiration from than the queen of vintage bombshell style, Marilyn Monroe herself?
Full Contrast FF Stockings
Full contrast and fancy heel types were made in the 1950s as a quick search of vintage stocking adverts on Pinterest will testify. Here we take a look at the story behind our Full Contrast Fully Fashioned Stockings.
Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams
This latest exhibition at London's Victorial and Albert museum is based on the Dior: Couturier du Reve exhibition held in Paris last year, updated with 60 new pieces and tailored to focus on Dior’s love affair with all things English.
Katie's Thoughts on Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams
Marilyn Monroe's Sling Bra
Find out how a Sling Bra belonging to Marilyn Monroe inspired What Katie Did's latest collection.
When Marilyn's Sling/Fling Bra was in the press we were asked if we were going to do our own version (her's went for $5,200 btw) and we finally have. It might have taken slightly longer than you expected though!
The inspiration behind our new Sling Bra
Waist Cinchers vs Corsets
We're frequently asked what the difference between Waist Cinchers and Corsets is, and which one is better.
Waist Cinchers: Our Waist Cinchers (and Waspies) are made from stretch powermesh and feature an internal elastic waist tape to accentuate your waist. As both fabrics are stretchy they move with you, stretching to fit.
Corsets: Corsets are made from non stretch fabric and the laces at the back are used to tighten to the desired shape.
This means that they give a far more dramatic shape than Waist Cinchers and Waspies but the downside is is that they do not move with your body.
Katie tells you her Corset Story
We're often asked if we're going to make bras inspired by the 1920s and 1930s. The answer is generally no, because bras were in their infancy then and the support offered was minimal. If you were a standard B cup then all would be well, but fitting an F cup would be out of the question.
Bras became more supportive in the 1940s: they had to be as women were doing more manual work due to WWII. The fit and structure advanced greatly during this decade.
Katie discusses 1940s Lingerie
Inspired By Louise Dahl Wolfe
Last year London's Fashion and Textile Museum hosted an exhibition on the photographic work of mid-century fashion photographer Louise Dahl Wolfe.
Louise was ahead of her time, and the first photographer to shoot models and celebrities away from the contraints and strong lighting of professional studios. Instead she often took them outside, taking more natural shots. Having said that, a lot of the pictures would still have been meticulously set up to look as if the model just happened to there: just like the Instagram stars of today.
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