I have to admit that I am in no way a fan of suspender belts. I don’t think that they are as comfortable or as flattering as girdles and they don’t look retro enough for me. they cut my body … Continue reading
I love wearing corsets and wear them at any opportunity. We went out during the evening and found a secluded area in the city, where I took my clothes off … After a while we went back to the apartment … Continue reading
Cervin Stickongs, vintage girdle
For Christmas, my boyfriend gave me a very beautiful Rago long-line bra, the shape it gives me makes me very very happy. I wore quite a simple outfit over the top, but felt very glamorous underneath! I love this skirt, … Continue reading
Last Saturday I went to friend’s birthday party, she has the nicest wardrobe full of beautiful dresses, skirts, shoes, accessories etc. I was in heaven! Jasmine also sells lovely circle skirts that can be acquired on her Betty Le Bonbon … Continue reading
In Melbourne, we are coming to the end of a very painful heatwave. I have to admit that since the heat started to increase, I have only worn shapewear and stockings once. I wore a girdle and Cervin stockings under … Continue reading
I recently discovered some old Berlei advertisements on the ASO website spanning from as early as 1920 to 1968. These adverts are displaying their range of foundation garments and in some of them, the effect this underwear has on the outerwear … Continue reading
This weekend was hot and I couldn’t bear to wear stockings. In order to feel pulled in and hugged by some underwear, I decided to wear my BIG Triumph knickers. I don’t care what anyone says, they are brilliant and … Continue reading
Today tragedy struck, I have badly laddered my stockings… They are brand new black seamed RHTs from Touchable and the right leg has a big ladder from the stocking top to half way down my thigh. I am not impressed. … Continue reading
Previous to trying a bullet bra on, the idea of having two cone shaped breasts emerging from my chest was a scary thought! I hadn’t seen any other women out in public with a bust that emulated the famous ‘Sweater … Continue reading
“Modern modes, with their clear-cut simplicity and slender lines, betray every figure fault. Thus – to achieve beauty that is all her own, she must consider the foundation garment for the solution of figure problems.”
– Berlei, 1927
During nights out whilst being at university, I avoided tights at all costs and would wear suspenders and stockings whenever possible, although they were not the nicest pieces of lingerie that I could have bought as I was a broke student, they made me feel feminine and beautiful under clothes. However, I experienced disapproval from boyfriends due to them being ‘impossible to take off’; I would watch them with a heavy heart as they would cuss at the straps and fumble with the hook and eyes of the suspenders. I realised that men just thought of these garments as an annoying obstacle that they had to conquer before being able to access to my naked skin. As this sort of event became more and more common and these men’s attitudes gradually chipped away at my enthusiasm to wear elegant underwear, I eventually went back to plain t-shirt bras and any pair of knickers I could find. This was conducive to wearing jeans and sneakers during the day, and short dresses at night, along with tights. The feeling of tights has never appealed to me and I felt like a school child when the crotch would creep down my legs (I have very long legs and struggled to find long ones for years) and my legs would be constantly itchy.
In 2013 I rediscovered my love of stockings again, thanks to my boyfriend who has an absolute obsession with not just stockings but with nylons stockings. He has given me a large variety of stockings that’s he takes great pleasure in adorning me with. Wearing stockings and everything that comes with them has now become a pleasure; I know that they look more beautiful than tights, they feel like silk, they force me to wear longer, more modest, and in my opinion, more beautiful clothing, he loves to know what I am wearing under my dress or skirt and I get a kick out of knowing that nobody else knows.
For me, out of all the underwear that I own, I love my stockings the most. The foundation wear that I wear is beautiful and restricting and gives me a beautiful shape, but they need to be attached to a pair of stockings or they feel incomplete.
‘The Nylon Swish’ is dedicated to my newly rediscovered love for foundation wear mixed in with the outerwear I wear with it and maybe a bit of a flash now and then. I hope that you enjoy reading my blog entries and looking at my photos.