I’ve been wanting some old-school lingerie!
After much searching, The Google finally delivered What Katie Did, a London (and Hollywood!) based boutique specializing in faux vintage lingerie styled after the glamorous lingerie of the ’40s and ’50s… and worn by Madonna and Victoria Beckham, and on some of my favorite period TV programs like Bletchley Circle, Call the Midwife, and American Horror Story.
I was recently in London, so I was able to visit What Katie Did’s London Boutique which is in the heart of Portobello Road, vintage heaven! what katie did shapewear review
The boutique is only open by appointment outside of the weekends, so I pretty much ran straight off the plane to Portobello Road for my private weekday appointment.
And what a lovely experience it was! They’d set aside all of the styles I was considering and helped me into them and out of them… and were very patient while I tried each one on, narrowed it down, and tried them on again. It was completely low stress and there was no pressure whatsoever to buy anything, plus they served refreshments and played really cool ’40s music!
I settled on a mid-’50s piece of shapewear with spiral steel boning and garters… it reeks of vintage glamour!
I also bought a selection of sheer, seamed, and contrast-seamed stockings for the wedding. I couldn’t decide, so I bought them all!
Screw Spanx. No man wants to look at Mormon undies. This is shapewear at its shapeliest and sexiest… and they do mail order with a liberal return policy :)
This little shop has made it onto my “must visit” list for London and there are most definitely more What Katie Did items in my future…
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