By HOLLY JACKSON
Dottie’s Delights is one of those brands that has been on my personal radar for years. I’ve bought several pieces through them and adore their retro yet wearable aesthetic. Notably, they’ve always made pieces in larger sizes as standard, so I was surprised to hear that they recently went through yet another stealthy revamp to make their plus-size range even more friendly to curvier and larger figures.
“Expanded sizing is a great thing to do and not just for “feel good” reasons but also for the increased sales.” says Stephanie Kuhr, the owner and designer behind the brand. She also explains that it was clear early on that demand for larger sizes also meant adapting various designs to fit differently. “Even going back to the early years of Dottie’s Delights… Read more
This week in her Featured Designer blog, Alison presents Dottie’s Delights. In this Gallery exhibit, we see the on point collaboration that designer Stephanie Kuhr has made with the iconic Miss Mosh as she creates a vintage inspired collection from the model’s boudoir wardrobe. READ and SEE more… Read more
By ALISON CONNOLLY
There really is nothing so thrilling as when your favorite lingerie designer pairs up with your favorite model; the combination is magical! The recent collaboration between lingerie brand Dottie’s Delights and vintage style icon Miss Mosh is a match made in heaven. This is perhaps the third time the two have collaborated, and once again you can see why they were made for one another. In fact, many of the designs from the current look book were inspired by vintage pieces from Miss Mosh’s personal vintage boudoir collection.
Each of these Dottie’s Delights pieces has delightful details that set it apart from other midcentury vintage-inspired brands. For instance, there’s the New Look Bralette made with perfectly-placed grosgrain ribbon covering the breasts, the Elsa Pocket Petticoat with mirror novelty pockets à la Elsa … Read more
I am leaving Cabo this week, traveling back to the East Coast via California where I need to stop for both professional and personal reasons. Vegge Out time is close to over, but I did actually read a few good books and watched a few good movies that I probably would not have rushed to see back home. The first film I rented at Blockbuster (yes they still have Blockbuster in Mexico) was The Great Gatsby. I was hesitant, having tried other cinematic versions of the Fitzgerald tale that I could never complete. But I was curious; there was so much media hype. I decided to indulge and found myself completely engrossed. The acting and the sets were superb, the direction insightful and for the first time the story was worth every word. It takes … Read more
By Layla L’Obatti
Flash Forward Flash Back – Lessons in Sheer Ruffles from Dottie, Mosh, and Liz Taylor
No matter how many times I look at these images I have to double take, which is vintage?
Flashforward: This Dottie’s Delights authentically vintage “Frou Frou” nylon robe with ruffled hem is a delightful boudoir confection. Whether it’s that nylon chiffon or Mosh and photographer Todd Crawford’s capturing the mood of vintage photos, you’ll be hard pressed to find a more stunning replica of a classic vintage silhouette.
Flashback: There are lots of ruffled robes in the vintage archives of intimate fashion. Not many match up to Dottie’s modern take, but this photo of Liz Taylor in a diaphanous ruffled robe is alluring enough to be a contender.
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By Layla L’Obatti
Flashforward/ Flashback – Dottie’s Delights Schools Modern “Bettie’s”
Flashback: Provocative poses made Bettie Paige an icon of sexual revolution. Then there was also that jet-black hair and matching black lingerie set with hi-waist garter with stockings and heels that still make a Bettie today.
Flashforward: If Bettie Paige were alive, she would most definitely be wearing this Dottie’s Delights Millie collection, reminiscent of so many of the designs she made memorable.… Read more