What Katie Did SS13
“To wear pieces from What Katie Did is to announce full confidence in your femininity.”
Vintage inspired lingerie is always a treat. It brings us back to a time of glamour and prestige. With the Hollywood idols in our heads we pretend to be the starlets of the 40s and 50s as we don intimates that hug our curves and instill in us a unique passion. That is why when we received images of What Katie Did‘s SS13 collection we couldn’t help but fawn over the high waisted briefs and bullet bras.
Started in 1999 by Katie Thomas, What Katie Did has grown to become one of the world’s largest providers of faux vintage lingerie. Most of the brand’s designs are based on existing vintage patterns adapted to suit the modern woman.
To wear pieces from What Katie Did is to announce full confidence in your femininity. Each collection created is for the saucy siren in us all begging to come out and play.
For SS13, the brand unveils their existing Marlene range in a new shade of peach & red. Marlene was inspired by Marlene Dietrich, the ultimate femme fatale, and features sheer peach organza teamed with red satin. The Art Deco motifs on its girdle and suspender belt complement What Katie Did’s trademark bullet bra and high waisted knickers splendidly. This season, the brand also introduces a new choice of tanga knickers alongside with the classic high waisted briefs.
In addition to the Marlene range, What Katie Did has released a range entitled ‘Coco’ to showcase the brands’s new patterns and fabrics. The high waisted knickers (a new shape to WKD) come in chocolate stretch satin with peach contrast stitching while the bra features cathedral boning and spiral stitching. The set also comprises a 4-strap suspender belt in chocolate with peach stitching.
To complement the Coco range, the brand has also released their classic Hollywood camiknickers and satin robe in cream with chocolate piping.
Known not only for their exquisite lingerie, What Katie Did has also updated their swimwear range, featuring high waisted briefs with adorable cut-out bow details on the hips.
Key Styles and Shapes
Editor’s Note: Product Descriptions Provided by What Katie Did
L6095 Marlene Bullet Bra
Striking two-tone bullet bra combining lipstick red satin with sheer peach organza. Features the brand’s signature circular stitching on the cup.
Unlike modern bras, which push the breasts inwards and upwards, the Marlene Bullet Bra gently coaxes your breasts into the perfect 1950s conical shape.
* fabric, satin 100% polyester, sheer 100% nylon
* Authentic spiral stitching
* Soft cup (your breast fills the cup to make the bullet shape just like in the old days!)
* 2 row, 3 column hook fastening
* non-stretch band, but with an elastic panel at the front for a snug fit
L2062 Marlene Knickers
Saucy little knickers inspired by burlesque artistes of the 1950s. In vintage peach powermesh and satin, with bright lipstick red satin deco inspired detailing.
* fabric, satin 100% polyester, powermesh 88% polyamide 12% spandex
* satin and power mesh
L6056 Marlene Suspender Belt
Four strap suspender belt in sheer lipstick red organza and vintage peach satin. Adapted from a 1950s pattern.
* fabric: satin 100% polyester, sheer 100% nylon, powermesh 88% polyamide 12% spandex
* hook and eye closure at back
* 4 metal suspender clips
L8004 Hollywood Camiknicker
This cute little playsuit combines ’40s style French Knickers with a fitted cami top.
Ideal for sleepwear, lounging or with teamed with seamed fishnet tights for burlesque club nights! The Hollywood camiknicker is made from the softest satin with delicate peach piping with faux-pearl buttons to one side. The self tie belt allows you to cinch your waist to emphasize your curves.
* 100% polyester
* contrasting peach satin piping
* self tie belt
L8003 Hollywood Robe
What Katie Did designed their Hollywood loungewear with vintage starlets in mind. The silver screen queens of the 1940s were unfailingly glamorous in every way, both at work and at leisure.
The brand wanted to create something that would make any girl feel like a movie star in between takes, and this satin gown is just the ticket! It’s the picture of timeless elegance, with bracelet length sleeves, a beautifully long tie and vintage-style portrait collar to frame your face and decolletage, all trimmed with silver piping for added drama. The calf-length skirt is full and flares from the nipped-in waist, designed to swish and whisper suggestively as you sashay past.
* 100% polyester