FAQs

Where are you from?

I was born in the UK, but have been living in Australia since June 2013.

How old are you?

I’m 28 years old.

Do you wear vintage underwear and stockings every day?

Yes I do.

Do you ever wear tights?

No, unless I’m wearing them for comedy effect or for a blog post.

Do you waist train?

I do not waist train. I tight lace on occasion and I like to wear corsets on a regular basis but I do not waist train.

Why do you wear this underwear?

I love vintage foundations and stockings. They make me feel beautiful and feminine and give me the confidence to wear the style of clothing that I love, which I wouldn’t otherwise feel comfortable wearing.

What’s your day job?

I work as an IT project coordinator.

Are you fatist?

Not at all. I want to help women of all shapes and sizes to make the most of their bodies; I strive to help sculpt bodies in the most beautiful way possible, rather than hiding their shapes.

Can you review one of my garments on your blog?

If I like it yes. Feel free to email me with photos and details of your garment(s) – elinor@thenylonswish.com

Where do you buy your underwear from?

I usually mention where my underwear is from on my Instagram posts.

How do you go to the bathroom in all that underwear?

Here’s a post I prepared earlier!

What should I buy if I’m a vintage underwear newbie?

Good questions, hopefully I should have answered all your questions in one of these posts:

I’m new to shapewear, help!

Starting out with retro underwear

Choosing a good suspender belt

If I’m plus-size, can I wear foundations and stockings too?

Yes of course you can! You can buy plus-sized stockings from The Big Tights Company and I stock lots of plus-size girdles, suspender belts and bras in my online shop.