Whether you’re channelling a Land-Girl, Bardot or Monroe, a modern woman needs the right silhouette – the nipped-in waist, the bust, the slight sass that nudges your look into something you could paint on the side of a 1940s aircraft. From waist-cinchers, corselettes, and French knickers to lace control wear, House of Satin's designs span Gatsby-inspired loungewear through to the sexy sixties boudoir.
Product developer, Rose Heagney is passionate about vintage lingerie, and as a seamstress and designer she understands how beautiful well-designed underwear can make women feel gorgeous.
“The cut of vintage lingerie was designed to flatter a figure of any size, and it enhances, rather than hides the female form', she says. “Vintage lingerie features attention to detail, traditional methods and stitching, a flattering fit and quirky adornments.”
Rosie says it’s all these qualities that House of Satin offers to ladies who buy their vintage inspired lingerie.
“We love the way lingerie makes you feel glamourous.”
They couldn’t make their vintage ranges fast enough and this popularity came with problems beyond keeping up with demand. The vintage patterns were sized so differently to today’s lingerie and, as the fabrics being used were off-cuts from nightwear, they weren’t as well suited to lingerie as they could have been.
But lesser problems had been overcome before and the problem solvers got busy. They sourced luxury satin and laces and sent their vintage patterns to be resized to modern standards, ranging from a UK size 6 to a UK size 18 and bra sizes from 32A to 42F. They also decided to throw in a few added garments such as thongs and pants to complement the vintage collections. And they do it all using the original machines and sewing and cutting methods that the original company started with all those years ago, offering their customers something special and luxurious.
Their beautifully re-designed website showcases their full range of collections. Whether you’re feeling like a wicked Maîtresse ‘Tea Rose’ or a Rockabilly ‘Cherry Blossom’, their range includes styles for any vintage clothing style, from low cut and backless dresses to high-waisted trousers.