I've been planning to take boudoir/pinup pictures for my husband for a while now, but I've had a really hard time finding the kind of lingerie I'm looking for, especially when it comes to bras.

I purchased this open bottom girdle which I really like, but no one's had the top in anything close to my size including PUG, and sadly I never fit anything so I try not to order online. Even the gorgeous PUG swimsuit I ordered for this -- on final sale, of course -- didn't fit :(.

I've tried all the usual lingerie stores (Victoria's Secret, Fredericks) and every pinup boutique near me, but I haven't found a thing. Any ideas where I could find nice retro bras in Southern California? Or what else I could use as a top that would suit the style?

Thanks for your time. 

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Have you tried What Katie Did? :)

I haven't. I'll check them out. Thanks!

I totally recommend What Katie Did. They are located on Melrose Ave. I don't know what size you are but I get my bras (Non retro but they also carry a lot of different styles.) Jenette's Bras. They are also on Melrose but in the East Hollywood area and also in Pasadena. I purchased my Rago girdle from Laura's Corset Shoppe in Glendale. I have not gone to Wizard of Bra's in Monrovia. 

Thanks. I'll check all of those out. I only have a week until my photo shoot so I really have to find something soon. I appreciate all the suggestions.

For what it's worth I also fully recommend What Katie Did 100% for everything that they sell, bullet bras, high waisted knickers, garter belts and retro back seemed stockings :)

I third the suggestion about What Katie Did. I have nothing to say but great things about them.

One other suggestion I have is Beverly Hills Hosiery in Downtown LA. They have quite a good selection of Rago shapewear, such as open bottom girdles. 

I just spent another day visiting one lingerie store after another and still don't have anything. I was hoping to avoid driving out to LA, but clearly that's not going to work. I'm going to try to get out to What Katie Did asap.

Thanks :)

You can always check out their website first. That way you will sort of know what to expect.

I did. And like I expected, I can't afford their (absolutely beautiful) stuff right now. Same reason I can't go to prom :(

But I'll definitely keep them in mind in the future. It looks like they have exactly what I'm looking for.

Just a quick thought. A few months ago I just did a search on Amazon looking for "retro bras". I found a reasonably priced bullet style bra. I think that it was under $20. You might give it a try.

Thanks for the suggestion.

I think I found something that will do considering my limited time and budget, but if I ever do this again, I'm saving up for What Katie Did :)

I don't know if you are still in the market but I would recommend Revival Lingerie, Stockings and Romance and Kiss me Deadly.  Each has a different vibe and they are marked at lower price points then WKD.




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