Wonderful to see further mention of John Dove and Molly White’s ‘Aspidistra’ label and to actually see one of the tattoed body stockings which were illustrated in this earlier post on my blog. Also, regular readers will know of my passion for Seventies underwear in general, and Janet Reger underwear in particular, so this stunningly photographed editorial is pretty much win-win as far as I’m concerned. Bubble perm included…
Photographed by Steve Hiett. Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Vogue, April 1970
3 thoughts on “Inspirational Editorials: The Greatest Underclothes on Earth”
Those petticoats are just begging to be worn as dresses…in fact, if I came across them on any of my vintage trawls I wouldn’t recognize them as slips. A certain duchess currently in the news for flashing needs to rediscover the joys of the petticoat. They really do make most dresses feel heavier and thus more expensive and luxurious.
I remember buying my first bra in Chelsea Girl in 1972. Previously I had made do with itchy nylon ones passed down from my sister. Chelsea Girl had bra and knicker sets in a cotton jersey with elastic straps and no clasps. Not robust enough for womanly figures but great for an 11 year old. They had smileys, bumblebees and strawberries, respectively, as motifs. I was queen of the school changing room for a while!
Those Chelsea Girl undies sound spectacular. Modern underwear is too moulded and padded and wired for my liking.
And yes, slips really ought to make a comeback. I wear them a lot of the time and am pretty much forced to buy vintage ones (modern ones are so shapeless)…
Slips are always a great idea especially under things that are too sheer and thin and anyway what about the odd gust of wind blowing up one’s skirt?