Let me tell you the secret, They're just not going to do it for you. To get the curves and va-va-voom you're after you're going to have to spend a little bit of money but my word is it going to be worth it.
Let me tell you about one of my favourite brands of underwear.
What Katie Did is a company in England that creates and sells beautiful vintage inspired undergarments. I found them a few years ago, on the back on my burlesque fascination and have collected a few items here and there over the years. Their attention to details is incredible and their designs are sublime to say the least. Beautiful and classic shapes to make you feel like a gorgeous pin up model. They design a range that encompasses a lot of the lingerie available around the fifty's including classic shapewear, bullet bras, and high waisted knickers, made with modern and more wearable fabrics.
Two tone Morticia underbust Corset
Can I tell you now, do not be afraid to wear a bullet bra! They're quite fun actually and can look amazing under blouses and the like. I have the one below and it's so comfy too, you great incredible support without an underwire.
Harlow Bullet Bra
Another thing that is plaguing women's underwear lately are those unsightly excuses for shapewear. Have you ever felt sexy in one? There's the dilemma when you're going out for a date that tonight may just be 'the night' with your suitor to be, and you want to look amazing all night. But when passion takes over it can be a little odd to suddenly pause and 'go and slip into something more comfortable' Why not put on something that does all of it? The Glamour Corsolette is just one item in a range of gorgeous shapewear that you don't need to feel ashamed to reveal to anyone. In fact, my boyf's eyes were out on stalks when he spotted me dropping my dress to reveal this one night.
One more item I couldn't do this post without mentioning would be the amazing stocking range What Katie did produces. The authentic fully fashion stocking are created on machines used to create them back when your nana wore them and they are ultra special. But for a more budget friendly alternative you can buy the seamed stockings in nude, sheer black or deep chocolate to complete your vintage underwear look. They also sell seamed fishnets, Rawr.
Retro Seamed Stockings
One final tip? their high waisted underwear is just the thing for wearing under all those high waisted skirts that are in fashion at the moment, try them and see!