September's launch of Dita Von Teese's lingerie collectionfor Wonderbra captured this season's passion for vintage fashion. With the colder weather comes a desire for more structured, glamorous design - suddenly we're all quilted satin and shimmering sequins. I headed down to the Dorchester hotel for the press launch and was bowled over once again by just how gorgeous the designs look, but also by the woman herself. Petite and poised as she is, Dita's style still feels sumptuous and left me feeling inspired to revisit my wardrobe for the season.
Nipped in waists are easy to achieve with belts and tulip skirts, but it's with my lingerie that I really want to experiment with vintage looks.
For a playful, 60s feel, Carol Malony'sPowder Puff set polls top of the league. Flirty, fluffy pompoms in powder pink are delectably naughty. Rosy's Retro collection has vintage inspired lace panels but still feels fresh and modern with nude tones and simplified corestry details.
Create indulgently elegant, starlet style with a floor sweeping chemise in silk. Graceful pieces skim your figure, flattering your curves for a sophisticated seductress look.
If your style is more sex kitten bombshell than silver screen goddess, you'll fall for the stunning sets by Miss La La's Boudoir. My personal favourite is the Boit de Chocolat collection in a luscious ruby red. Deep satin briefs are oh-so-retro but turn around for a cheeky revelation - the pleated heart-shaped panel on the rear. Very ooh la la!
If you're inspired by the vintage vibe, there are beautiful purse-friendly pleasers and exquisite luxury designs alike available at figleaves.com