Similar to the perfect little black dress or a sexy pair of sky-high stiletto heels, the perfect nylons are an important part of any retro or pin up outfit. They are made out of a synthetic polymer material, ranging in a variety of thicknesses, styles and colors.
Model: Veronika, Photographer: See2Feel
Corset: Redcat 7, Nylons: Ars Vivendi
Traditional nylons were typically worn in a nude or skin color to give legs a leaner, smoother more feminine appeal, especially with a knee length or shorter dress. Over time, nylons have ranged in colors from black to brown to brighter colors and patterns to complement the style of the outfit or dress being worn.
Adding nude or black nylons to an outfit can polish it off, turning a dress into a business casual style, even if you intend to wear it out in the evening. Simply take off the nylons for an evening look, or if you’re feeling daring, add in a brightly colored pair for a bold, more fashionable look. Nylons can completely change the look of a skirt or dress, which is one reason why they have been popular for nearly 100 years.
Once you’ve found that perfect retro dress or skirt, you need some nylons to complement it. Fortunately there are a variety of online pin up, retro and rockabilly boutiques that sell nylons to complement your dresses, skirts and lacy lingerie.
Secrets in Lace specializes in racy lingerie, undergarments in nylons, while Ars Vivendi sells similar items with more of a rockabilly or fetish look. Whether you’re looking for a full pair of nylons, knee highs or even sexy thigh highs, this shop has them for you. For nylons to complement a sexy corset or burlesque outfit, Bibian Blue has everything you need to complete the outfit. Last but certainly not least, we must not forget about Girdlebound, one of the most popular pin up, rockabilly and retro lingerie stores on the web.
Whether you need nylons for your racy lingerie or just want to add a hint of pin up or style to a dress, these boutiques have everything you need in a variety of sizes. There is no shortage of styles and sizes available to help you find exactly what you need.
Secrets in Lace
Chesty cheesecakes have their pick of demi-cup, full-cup, soft-cup, push up, strapless, long-line and, of course, bullet bras ranging in size from 32A to 44DD in their Bra Boutique and all coordinate with the panties, thongs and garter belts in their Panty Boutique.
Secrets in Lace’s Leg Salon offers full fashion French heels with diamond or regular back seams, full fashion Euro heels in nude, copper, gray and black plus elastic thigh highs, waist-high pantyhose and stockings from the Dita Von Teese and Bettie Page Collections. My personal favorites are the Vintage Dot Reinforced Heel and Toe 100% non-stretch nylons that come with contrasting or same-colored dots.
Open-bottom girdles, corsets, waist-cinchers, panty girdles, garter belts and Rago Shapewear fill out their Shape Salon supremely, with prices ranging from $45 to $400. The Secrets in Lace Sleep Salon has baby dolls, teddies and satin top-and-bottom sets, while the Slip Salon not only has gorgeous slips like the Dominique Full Slip with delicate black lace edging that comes in red and other colors for $99, but also crinoline and chiffon petticoats to fluff up those retro circle skirts. Full-figured ladies are not forgotten in the Curvy Woman section for gals who wear dress sizes from 12-18 best.
At Secrets in Lace you can shop by occasion, collection, new arrivals or sales and receive your order anywhere in the world. Prices are in US dollars and range from $35 to $500 and returns on unworn items are accepted.
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