-Does your vintage dress look a little rumpled and puffs out where it’s not supposed to (particularly on the torso)?
-Having trouble getting that boxy 1920s look?
-Does the fabric pucker or droop around the bust?
-Getting some rolls and muffin tops where you don’t want them?
If you’re not wearing the proper foundation, that just might be your problem! As I’ve said before and I’ll say it again, the first step to a great (not to mention authentic) vintage look is the foundation.
And the 1960s. Undergarments start going under some massive changes with the addition of Lycra and flexible underwire. Some bras at the time were actually coated with a layer of foam latex rubber. They held their shape well and could stand up on their own. They make for a very unique look let me tell you. As the 60s progress cups begin to soften out. The shape becomes rounder. The extremely pointed bullet bra falls out of fashion and the Girdles of the last twenty years start to disappear. They are replaced by power elastic foundation garments. Some of this is a result of the times. Bra burning comes through during the 60s and though not many women participate, the idea causes some big changes. By the end of the 1960s and early 1970s our modern undergarment shape has been mostly formed. The concept that clothing should fit the woman and not that the woman should fit in the clothing seems to be the general idea. Viva la liberte!