It’s time for more handmade Etsy finds! We’ve shown you lingerie in the past that is sold on Etsy.com, an online marketplace for craftsmen to offer their unique, handmade wares. These three shops look really promising, and there’s a selection for every budget.
HMSlatex has been around since 2006. At first, the founder began creating latex clothes for herself to wear while modeling. After she got great feedback and requests for custom creations, she decided to open up shop. Most of her garments are intended to be things that fetishists can wear on a daily basis, and her shop includes both clothing and lingerie (of course, I’m focusing on the lingerie!). HMSlatex makes bras, knickers, tank tops, dresses, and more. You can even choose the color of your garment, since each purchase is made to order. Since you’ll be investing a bit of cash to buy these garments, it may be worth it to you to pay an additional 30% fee to have your picks made to measure.
The descriptively named Vintage Opulence has a definitively unique victorian feel that helps you to induldge your girly, theatrical side. There is no lack of lace, ruffles, or satin roses in this shop! Sarah, the woman behind the shop, hand-makes, dyes, and hand-finishes vintage and vintage-inspired lingerie. Perfect for burlesque stars or just those who wish they were, Vintage Opulence offers extremely feminine bras, girdles, corselettes, bustiers, and waist cinchers in colors like dusty rose, powder blue, lilac, and ecru. I own one of the lacey waist cinchers in lilac and I love it! I am seriously considering the scarlet and ecru waist cincher, because it looks like a perfectly glamorous fit for these winter months. Vintage Opulence is relatively new on Etsy, but be sure to keep this one bookmarked – there will be a whole bunch of new pieces up soon!
Cheesecake Burlesque is like an overstuffed candy store for anyone who likes pasties and nipple tassels. With over 100 different designs, any girl would be hard-pressed to visit the shop without finding something she liked! There are the traditional burlesque styles made of sequins and tassels, but there are also the unexpected ones inspired by Betty Boop, seashells, strawberries, Hello Kitty, yin yangs, furry monsters, ducks, and much more. I can’t possibly describe them all, so you owe it to yourself to make a visit to the Cheesecake Burlesque shop and have a look for yourself. The shop supports The Cheesecake Burlesque Revue, a troop based in British Columbia, Canada. This is a great place to buy your first set of pasties or tassels, as each purchase includes tassel twirling tips, application instructions, cleaning instructions, common problem solutions, specialty double-sided tape, and a Cheesecake Burlesque collector card. If you think you’ve gotten so good at tassel twirling that you could be on stage, visit The Cheesecake Burlesque Revue’s website to apply for their open positions!