Gold and Black Satin and lace suspender belt

Welcome to our New Site

Welcome to our new website, Swankypins.co.uk.  With our new design, we wanted to make your shopping experience with us simpler and enjoyable and we hope you love the new look like we do. It has taken 3 months to build from the ground up with lots of bells and whistles that were not on theContinue reading

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wearing a vintage girdle - anybody can have a better figure

Wearing a Vintage Girdle

Vintage Girdles – from the 1920’s-1960’s Girdles have been around for 100’s of years although were more commonly called corsets until earlier this century. Originally they were fairly heavy and difficult to get into and a helping hand was needed to tighten the lacing at the back, but all this changed – fast forward toContinue reading

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Housewives of the 1950s

The Glamorous 1950’s Housewife

In the 1950s, glamour was what women wanted most following the austerity of the 1940s. They saw the big screen stars and pinup girls that had curves, nipped waists and high pointed breasts and style icons such as Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn & Grace Kelly and wanted to imitate the look.  Under those full circleContinue reading

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vintage bullet bra by Maidenform

What Lingerie Looked Like Back in The Day

Swanky Pins’s insight: This type of vintage lingerie may well be a far cry from what we buy today, with tight girdles and rigidly boned corsets being constrictive and uncomfortable to wear, but the glamorous retro styles recreated in today’s modern fabrics are as hugely popular now as they were back in the day. Infographic:Continue reading

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do women need to wear bras

Do Women Need to Wear Bras?

Do we Really Need our Bra or is it Purely a Lifestyle Choice? I was scanning through other lingerie blogs recently & I remember seeing a post from somebody which got me thinking. She stated that the “need” for women to wear bras is a failure in our human evolution. Wow I thought, that’s one wayContinue reading

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