Thursday, March 5, 2015

$ Hot Buy $: Don't ever say I don't include everyone!

   Alright Dolls sorry but this weeks hot buy is for the guys. It's just too great a deal not to share...and I do so love a snappy Duke.

Lot of 10 vintage men's shirts and sweaters from the late 50's-60's. Bonus! they come new with tags.
vintage mens shirts

Monday, March 2, 2015

Cultivate your Curves Dolls: My top 10 plus size vintage and reproduction retailers

  "Cultivate your curves...They may be dangerous but they won't be avoided" ---Mae West

 One of the biggest things I love about our little pinup and rockabilly community is it's celebration of the 'real woman' however she comes. I have never been a person to lack confidence but I also sadly believed in the past that I had to cover-up because even though I'm not a  plus sized woman I'm very curvy hourglass. We know stereotypes Dolls things don't look the same on extremely curvy women. You know the stereotypes: you don't want to look like a slut, or as if you're asking for it, etc... I love that with vintage clothes you don't have that problem-the more curves the better and majority of clothes where made to make a woman look like a woman. The problem now is that if you happen to be a Pleasantly Plump doll (doesn't that sound so much juicer ) now-a-days it can be really hard to find vintage and reproduction that's your size. This especially goes for reproduction which often times doesn't even carry over certain sizes at all. So that's why this post is dedicated to all my Pleasantly Plump and curvaceous Dames! Today we're talking flaw cover-up tips, shape wear, and I'll be giving my list of top 10 vintage and  reproduction sites for plus size Dolls.

Technically what I'm about to say goes for everyone, so listen up Dolls. Every Dolls that has gone through puberty needs some form of shape wear. Its not a symbol of some form of lack on your part by any means. Think of it as the final drizzle of chocolate syrup on your sundae transforming it from good to delectable. We all have flaws Dolls and quite frankly a lot of the styles we vintage dolls tend to favor are not flaw friendly. So here's a few common problems we all most likely deal with, and the solutions. So the next time you slide into that pencil skirt and tee, or wiggle dress you do it with complete confidence that you're looking your best.

Top 5 common flaw and shape wear solutions:

1.  The Muffin top 

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The tummy band : this piece of shape wear is designed to specifically elevate the problem of the muffin top. this is great for dolls that maybe don't feel comfortable taking the whole step into the world of girdles. But it will definitely get the job done.

2. Love handles 

      Full coverage smoothing camisole
A camisole can cover up a host of sins, even better they now come in shape wear form. You can choose whether you need full or medium converge, but this will quickly become your favorite piece of lingerie when you see how smooth and shapely it makes you look.

3. Stomach pouch