More scans from "Unmentionables-A Brief History of Underwear"

I just adore this vintage lingerie.
I could never wear it, I need far too much support-strap 'em up, strap 'em down!
But I think it's sooo pretty.

The incomparable Gypsy Rose Lee!
An early cross dresser!
Doesn't look to thrilled, though!
Maybe his balls are in a twist?!



Vix said...

Hahahahaha! That guy in the frilly drawers looks like Les Dawson! I love that chick in black in that row of five, I'd wear her saucy slip as a dress any day.
Love you!

delia hornbook said...

LOL ;-)))))))))) O my goodness that man in the bottom photo i wonder why he posed for that? the mind boggles ;-)) I to really like that black slip i love things like that. dee xx

La Dama said...

Hahayy, that man in bloomers reminds of John Waters. I love the black and white lingerie the girl on the right is wearing so sexy.

Vintage Coconut said...

I think the guy looks so awkward inbetween the 4 girls. I wonder if he was wishing for a bigger chest to fill out whatever it is he is wearing. LOL

Now I will have to go through my day with this odd man in my thoughts.hahah Thanks Helga!

Serene said...

Is lingerie a lost art? I'm embarrassed to say that I don't put very much thought into my undies....would love to be one of those women who wear matching sets....on my "to do" list! Hugs! ~Serene

Misfits Vintage said...

I love that first one so much - I can see Desiree wearing that! That dude could not look less impressed could he!?

Loveyourknickers, Sarah xxx

Tomye said...

Every time I have to look at myself in the mirror in my underwear, I'm going to remember that guy and laugh...ahahahahahaha! -T

Kitty said...

That cross dresser is hilarious!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, my goodness, I had never stopped to consider that cross-dressers existed before our time. Duh.

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Oooh I love a "mesh-enhanced" leg - I don't think I can bring myself to call them fishnets anymore!! That guy really doesn't look very happy - maybe he didn't get his pick of the best scanties? xoxoxo

Perdita said...

I love the look of old lingerie, but wore some 'authentic' repro for a show once. No support! Some things do improve with time- the support and shape of undies (bar corsets) is one.

I like vintage style, modern support!

Straight Talking Mama! said...

Lovely pics, mmm apart from the guy at the bottom that is certainly not a great look ha ha!

pastcaring said...

I agree with Perdita, vintage undies look glorious but I too am a girl who needs some support!
That bloke (Les Dawson)is hilarious - cross dressing doesn't seem to be bringing him much joy, does it? Looks a bit like me getting dressed in the morning actually... NOT a morning person!!