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5 ways to include Vintage and Preloved Slips in your Wedding Day

5 ways to include Vintage and Preloved Slips in your Wedding Day

We’re discussing vintage and preloved slips for weddings. After all, the old adage says that you need ‘something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue’ for your wedding and a vintage or preloved slip can be all four if you think about it. Let’s look at six ways that vintage and preloved slips are used in weddings:  Getting ready: The wedding party can wear slips while they get ready. Slips are comfortable to wear while getting your hair and make up done (or whatever your polishing up process is).  Photographs: Vintage and preloved slips are great photo props! They can...

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Guest post: The Fascinating History of Lingerie Manufacturing in Europe

Guest post: The Fascinating History of Lingerie Manufacturing in Europe

The Fascinating History of Lingerie Manufacturing in Europe by Caroline Mutuga. Check out Caroline's other work at Travels by Carol. The history of lingerie manufacturing in Europe dates back to the Middle Ages. In fact, you can trace the history of lingerie making in Europe as far as Roman times. Women wore a variety of undergarments, including bras, garters, corsets, pantaloons, and stockings.  When we talk about the history of lingerie, we can see that this is a very ancient craft. Women wore thin linen garments derived from the same fabrics as outerwear; cotton was the most popular material used...

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What are slips used for?

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What are slips used for?

This is an ever expanding list of ways that slips can be worn!  ShapeSlips are great to improve the hang or line of a dress. They can prevent dresses or other garments from clinging to tights or undergarments. Protect your outer garmentSlips can protect more delicate garments from rub or exposure against your skin and also from perspiration. Sheer dressSlips can be used if you are wearing sheer dress. Extra aspectSlips can add an additional aspect to an outfield. People will often have part of their slips be visible such as the hem. NegligeeSlips don't have to be just practical,...

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A 5 point vintage dress checklist

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A 5 point vintage dress checklist

When a dress catches your eye on pay day and your wallet is a little less tightly bound, here's a handy checklist to reassure you in your new purchase. 

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Lesser known beauty tips from 40,000 ft.

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Lesser known beauty tips from 40,000 ft.

At age 22, I finished college and left Ireland for Abu Dhabi in the UAE to work for an airline. I had makeup and hair requirements when working in retail but the airline was a complete step up. In our first week of training, we had a makeup and hair session with a member of the Grooming Department. Prior to arriving, we had been given instructions on what to follow in terms of makeup and hair. This session was to delve a bit deeper into the style guide and to refine ourselves further.  When the expectations in terms of eyeliner,...

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