When I was looking for images for the new Lingerie & Art series, I came across some illustrators that specialized on lingerie ads. So, I started to dig in and… about 10 hours later I was still browsing the internet like crazy and looking for more wonderful, beautiful and sometimes hilarious vintage lingerie ads. Because, let me tell you, once you go down the rabbit hole of vintage ads, your life will never be the same.
And that’s why I decided to make a series dedicated to them, starting today with a roundup of some of the funniest and quirkiest vintage lingerie ads that I could find!
Children sailing on a gigantic corset. Because, is there a better way to convince buyers?
One of my all-time favourites, also following the disturbing trend of mixing miniature children and corsets.
Yes, I’m sure the bra is light as a feather, but I’m also sure that those birds starred in a famous Hitchcock movie and they still want to kill us all…
Yeah, we’ve all felt the need of carving a pumpkin in our underwear.
No problem. If you don’t like your legs, we’ll send you a new pair.
“Oh God, my stockings are so exciting that I have to throw my dog in the air!” And he’s gonna like it.
Well… is there ANYTHING that isn’t disturbingly wrong in this image?
Maidenform, the real boss of weird lingerie ads. There aren’t enough words in the world to describe them, but there’s another one because I can’t get tired of them:
I can’t pretend anymore: this is my favourite ad EVER!!
These ads are more interesting thatn today’s ones! Have you seen other funny lingerie ads, vintage or not?