I must admit that I was confused by the whole retro/vintage thing; what's the difference?
Well, as I found out there is a big difference
Retro Lingerie - This is new lingerie based on an old style.
Vintage Lingerie - Is the old girdle that your grandmother had, which is now being sold for an obscene amount!
But what makes it vintage? My mum used to say "that's an antique" every time she spoke about the record player that was 12 years old.
You see, an item passes through several phases in it's life:
- Modern - Slap-bang up-to-date!
- Old fashioned - Out of style with it's modern surroundings
- Vintage - 25 years +
- Antique - 50 years +
Retro can, of course, apply to any of these (except the modern ;)
Retro underwear, vintage style lingerie, or however you want to class it, is going to be very big next season.
Should you buy it?
The short answer is - Do you like it?
If you do, then "fill your boots!"
Check out Blush's New Retro Lingerie department; I think you might like it.
(The Man in Lingerie)