An ode to vintage lingerie, just in time for Valentine’s Day It’s official. QueensOfVintage.com writer Eleanor Claire Hilton Domm owns an inordinate amount of lingerie, and Valentine’s Day does not have much to do with it. A recent house move has opened a whole tin of mismatched buttons and far too many ‘the day can only get better’ vintage-inspired knickers. Her oh-so-pretty, delicate, silk Forties slips seem to have pipped the cloak jackets to the wardrobe post and she’s seriously contemplating therapy – to conquer her wonderfully odd addiction. It is after all, an addiction, albeit a vintage one. Vintage classics such as Laros, Van Raalte, Lorraine and Shadowline are few and far between; the exceptional attention to detail and flattering shapes are so difficult to find in commercial stores without costing extortionate amounts of money. So, when I do stumble across treasures like a Twenties Pink & Ecru Lace Camisole, it stays in the drawer almost all of the time. By 2005, up and coming luxury vintage-inspired brands were starting to appear on the retail scene at affordable prices and with a strong emphasis on saluting the adored classic shapes of past decades. Us Vintage Queen’s are now spoilt for choice. I wave goodbye to my savings account – investments shall be wrapped in babydoll love tied with Chantilly Lace bows. Read on for my four favourite vintage-inspired and retro lingerie companies of the moment. Be tempted for Valentine’s or any other day.