I Told You So


I told you girdles and suspender belts were hot, but would you listen?   Now, Dior is on board, and let’s see who can resist the call.

Girdles, garter belts, industrial strength brassieres, it’s all good. Taking a hint from Amanda Palmer, I’d like to strut around in a black garter belt, raggedy stockings and army boots. I don’t know what could be more ’empowering’ and inviting at the same time.

I hate the word “empowering”, by the way.   What I mean is, to revel in one’s sexual authority.   If you’ve never worn a garter belt, try it and see it’s effect.

I once knew a woman whose husband’s preference in lingerie was plain white underwear.   I tried not to let on how horrified and disgusted I was:   What a fucking   freak! It wasn’t like he wanted a schoolgirl, it was more of a Pottery Barn aesthetic. I guess he thought sexy underwear was vulgar. Sure enough, she had an affair with a guy she worked with, but he turned out to be a pantyhose enthusiast. I’m not sure what this proves.

Today I went out with my BFF and bought a bra from a sale rack. I was later surprised to hear that this constitutes “shopping.”   Since when is buying a bra shopping?!   I also bought a lipstick, which I know isn’t shopping, it’s just restocking.

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10 Responses to I Told You So

  1. honeypants says:

    Yes, yes, I hate the word empowering too, yes it is shopping – but totally justifiable, and those sleeves just kill the whole look for me. And I definitely get the Amanda thing, but like I had to tell you that, ha!

  2. I listened first time round. I’ve always loved them. I’m with you bra buying isn’t shopping, it falls into necessity category. Restocking ditto.

  3. jennine says:

    empowering? wearing granny panties with a towel cape, and tin foil wrist cuffs is empowering. wearing garters, yeah that’s ok too. actually i have no idea what i’m talking about.

    so would buying new shoes also count as restocking? i think so…

  4. Stella Mayfair says:

    all shoe buys are definitely restocking. yes. yes.

  5. I’m with you on hating the word empowering. And buying a bra is definitely not shopping unless it’s from La Perla.

  6. Deni says:

    My second job in Los Angeles was working for Trashy Lingerie. I was never so turned off by thongs, push-up bras, and the “swingers” life style as I was when I worked for Misogynist Mitch and Very Trashy Tracy. However, I do still have a few of the garters that I bought when I was working there (they s/b museum pieces by now). I also have my first Merry Widow that I wore the first Halloween after the Rocky Horror Picture show was released. It was one of the best Halloween parties ever. A murder of us, dressed in black stockings, merry widows, and not much more, including the guys, cawing out songs from the Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Hilton! Those were the days my friend, I thought they’d . .

  7. alittlelux says:

    i love underwear… though NOT the white cotton variety. my sister thinks i have an addiction. it doesn’t matter if we are at nordstroms or wal-mart i will check out the underwear section. and probably walk away with something. i love garter belts! and thigh highs. so for me… buying underwear is shopping 😉

  8. David Duff says:

    I believe firmly in ‘safety first’ undergarments for ladies and have so informed the little ‘Memsahib’ – elastic waste and leg!

  9. hammie says:

    I like big pants and I cannot lie. Big holdie innie white marks and spencers jobs with a cotton gusset but lacy front.
    Generous pants for a generous arse. xx

  10. Followed your blog for ages. says:

    just enjoy all the chat!

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