Rock This Look: Retro Pinup Swimwear

Here at Kuhmillion, we love love love all things vintage & retro, so of course our favorite kind of swimwear is the vintage-inspired kind! Now that summer’s in full swing, make sure you’ve got a gorgeous suit that makes you look pinup perfect! Here’s a roundup of our faves:

Turquoise Deluxe Swimsuit from Kiss Me Deadly

Marilyn Swimsuit by Pinup Couture

Bathing Beauty one piece by Esther Williams, available at ModCloth

Norwood Swim Top & Bara Swim Mini Bottoms, Taryn Gerber for Shabby Apple 

Black & Cream Bow Bikini by What Katie Did

Fabulous, no? Grab your cat eye shades, a pretty parasol, & hit the beach! Let us know: do you have a retro swimsuit? If so, where’d ya get it?

Rock This Look: The Lacey Eye

Maybe I’m a little late to the party, but I’m totally loving this lace around the eyes thing! I saw a few pics in my Pinterest feed, then had to search for more. This dramatic and fanciful look would be so perfect for a glam party, or divine for a burlesque stage look. Or what about rocking this gorgeous and dreamy eye in a boudoir photo shoot? Smashing. Look at all of these beautiful eyes!

There are many ways to achieve this fantastic look:
- adhering actual lace around the eye
- using lace as a stencil to paint eye makeup through
- using a temporary tattoo with a lace design
- going super DIY and drawing your own lace design with eyeliner

Chanel made a big splash with the look on the Spring 2013 runway. Check out some of Chanel’s lacey eye pics on

Most of the photos above are recent, but one is a surprisingly vintage pic from Vogue magazine. Can you spot it?

To get a better look at all of these gorgeous pics, check out my Lacey Eye Pinterest board! To those unfamiliar with Pinterest (if there’s anyone out there who hasn’t been completely pulled in by Pinterest’s delicious eye candy yet), clicking on the individual photos will take you to their original sources, some of which are tutorials. A cursory YouTube search for “lace eye tutorial” yields many video tuts as well.

I’d love to know: Have you tried this look? Let us know in the comments. Which technique did you use? Share a pic if you have one!

Happy Retro Spring from Austin Texas!

Wow! We sure took a break from Lingerie Unlaced. Well, that’s because we were so busy during Valentine’s Day that we took a little time to catch our breath and focus on our boutique. And the web site has not even slowed down. People from all over the world have been finding us and we’re doing our level best to make their shopping experience the best.

One thing we’re doing is expanding our line and direction into Retro Lingerie. Burlesque and retro just fit so neatly together and we love so many of the retro styles that are available now. In fact, some of them like this black and pink number from Leg Avenue, and this retro black floral girdle from Bernie Dexter are amazingly popular.

Retro blush pink mesh set

Bernie Dexter retro girdle
And we’re paying attention! Look for more wonderful retro lingerie like this as we shift in this direction.

If you’re way into the retro look, be on the lookout for some higher-end girdles, corsets and corselettes in the shop soon!


Sexy retro lingerie adds some heat to Valentine’s day

Retro lingerie can mean a lot of things to a lot of people. We like to think of retro as a throwback to the 1940s and 1950s. The lingerie back then were simply considered foundation garments which molded and sculpted women’s bodies into ideal forms. Today, retro lingerie is making a huge comeback, and it’s no wonder, this stuff is flattering and very sexy. This Valentine’s Day, add a little heat to your festivities with some retro styles from Kuhmillion Lingerie.

Let’s start off with one of our newest matching sets. This blush pink girdle and lace bra has been selling like hot cakes, and it’s no accident. The girdle design and pink color are straight out of the 1950s and the high contrast black garter bows on the girdle and bra are like the fancy decorations on a cake! The garters, as in the past are functional and go perfectly with nylon stockings.

The complete retro outfit here includes opera length gloves and a pair of stockings that you can match with your favorite pair of heels. If you’re picking this one out for yourself to wear, think about how much fun you can have playing around with retro makeup and hair! You’ll definitely want to check out that link for some great video tutorials.

This retro burlesque set is seriously skimpy and cute! Not actually a retro style per se, but perfect for Valentine’s Day. The red and black striped design is very burlesque and the chiffon ruffle trim is a nice finishing touch too. You can pair this little set with a fabulous pair of retro thigh highs and of course some elegant black gloves. This hot little number was made for Valentine’s Day.

And because hosiery today mostly means tights and pantyhose, we like to consider thigh highs and stockings as retro lingerie. We have tons of unique styles from simple classic black back seam stockings to ones with fancy welts and patterns. You can just make up your own retro Valentine’s Day look with some of these and a pair of cute knickers. Just look around and find something that tickles your fancy.

If you’re putting together a retro Valentine’s Day outfit, don’t forget about accessories. If you take a look at the models that we used in this post, you’ll notice that they all have some cute accessories going on. Retro lingerie is so much about the elegance of those past decades and the accessories really make it work. Take a look at our accessories page for some inspiration!|

We hope you have someone very special to spend with on this Valentine’s Day, that your day is fun and your night is full of romance and passion.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

- Beth

Our new stage name generator page and tool

Every performer needs a stage name and it can take some time before you find the perfect blend of attitude and pun. To get some creative ideas flowing, we’ve created a simple and free Burlesque stage name generator.

It’s fun, fast and free…really!


Red retro lingerie for Valentine’s day

You can make Valentine’s Day be a little bit different this year and have some fun with retro lingerie. We love retro styles, and by that we mean lingerie with interesting patterns, details, garters, stockings and fancy accessories.

Red is not the only color for Valentine’s Day, but it’s probably the most popular. We don’t want you to feel constrained, and think that you have to buy red lingerie for this holiday. It’s all up to you, and we’re sure that you’ll love just about everything in our store. But since we’re talking about Valentine’s Day, let’s look at our red, retro lingerie and peek at a few ideas that will make your evening just a little bit more exciting!

This just came into the boutique, it’s a lovely plus size red chemise with lots of lace detail and a cute bow on the bra. It also comes with a matching panty.

red chemise
Looking for a nifty little gift that isn’t too expensive? How about a pair of retro stockings? We have tons of hosiery, but we think these are just right for Valentine’s Day.

First, these black cuban heel stockings are so unique and sexy with the wide red welt and backseam. These little cuties will need a garter belt or perhaps a matching set with garters to stay up!

Black spandex stockings with red backseamFor a slightly more classic retro look, how about a simple backseam stocking in red? These, shown in black here, actually come in red too. They’re our best seller at shows and will do great for that hot Valentine’s date!

Red sheer backseam stockingsAnd for a more playful look, these red fence net thigh highs will fit the bill. They feature a lovely lace welt and a much more open net pattern than normal fishnets. The great thing about these is that you don’t need garters to hold them up.

red fence net thigh highsNow we’ve featured this amazing little set before. It’s a cute striped satin matching set with a very retro, steampunk feel to it. The red and black striped panty comes with garters and would make a complete Valentine’s evening outfit with just a pair of stockings or thigh highs.

Red and black striped garter set
Let’s say you’re looking for something even more retro, like an old fashioned overbust corset. We have this fun deep red paisley corset that reminds me of some of the fancy chocolate wrappings from Valentine’s Day gifts. The deep red and paisley pattern really make this corset look lush and fancy. You can pair it with ruffle panties or boyshorts and a pair of sexy black stilettos for a knockout outfit!

Deep red paisley overbust corset

We hope you have a fun and sexy Valentine’s Day!


Gifts for Valentines

It’s that time of the year to get fabulous gifts for Valentines! We like to think of our business as year-round, where any time is a good time to buy your special someone a gift, but it’s still fun to do something extra special for Valentine’s Day!

If you’re looking for just the right gift, then you have a few perennial options like candy, flowers and lingerie. This is where Kuhmillion comes in. We have lots of lingerie and accessories to choose from, and our shop is carefully curated so that everything in it is a worthy gift for your Valentine.

So, instead of suggesting specific things for a Valentine’s Day gift, we thought that it would be helpful to throw out a few bits of advice on selecting the right lingerie first.

What Does Your Valentine Like?
If you’re picking something out to wear yourself as a “gift” for your Valentine, then you can probably skip this section. You already know what you like, and he or she will be thrilled to get a gift of lingerie you love for Valentine’s Day. Now if you’re buying as a gift to give your special lady to wear, think about what she likes and try to select something that you think she’ll feel really sexy in. Remember, if she likes it and feels confident about how she looks wearing it, she will enjoy the evening a lot more, and so will you!

Sizing is often the most challenging part of buying clothing online, but don’t fear. We not only have detailed sizing charts on each product that we carry, but we’re also here to help you find the right gift and the right size. We’re here to help you, so don’t be afraid to call us, or send us an email for assistance.

One trick that can really take the worry out of choosing and sizing, is to go with one-size-fits-all items and accessories. You can easily put together a very cute gift of stockings, garter belts, gloves, hats, fancy eyelashes, and many styles of panties without much concern for sizing. And you can include gift wrapping in your purchase and we’ll personally gift wrap your Valentine’s sexy surprise.

Lingerie Of The Month
We have a fantastic option for the extra special lovebirds! Get your Valentine a gift subscription to our Lingerie Of The Month Club, and enjoy a sexy and new gift each month. You can purchase 6 months or a full year and then just sit back and wait in anticipation for something new to share every month. Each gift is a complete outfit that we put together right here in our boutique!

Read about the Lingerie Of The Month Club

Valentine’s Day is a fun time of year and we’re so happy that you’re thinking about gifts for the special person in your life. We like to think that we do good work around here, bringing couples a little bit closer, and keeping the passion alive. Here’s hoping you have a great Valentine’s Day and night!


Valentine Lingerie Gift Ideas

Let’s talk about Valentine’s Day! This fun and exciting day is dedicated to love and romance. If you want to heat up the boudoir a little bit, why not give the gift of lingerie. Here are a few Valentine gift ideas for the bedroom that are sure to make your evening a lot of fun.

Read on…

Make It A Sexy Valentine

Looking for something fun and exciting for your sexy Valentine? Need a gift for her? We believe that every day should be filled with love and passion and the sharing of gifts! Of course what better way to stoke the burning fires than with sexy lingerie?

Read more…

Red Hot Lingerie for Christmas

The most popular color for Christmas has got to be red, with green coming in a close second. It’s the gift giving season, and for couples, this can be the time for that sexy red lingerie for Christmas. We like to put little collections together to help get some ideas flowing, and red is an easy one to do. It’s a fiery, bold color that creates quite an excited mood. Enjoy!

Matching Lingerie Sets in Red
We just love matching sets, because with them, you’ve pretty much got an entire outfit. Just add a pair of thigh highs and your favorite shoes and you’ll feel like a million bucks! And your special someone might like it too. This red satin garter belt, padded bra and g-string is ruched and ruffled for an exquisite and fancy look.

Now this hot little number is one of our best selling. It’s a little more sleek than the last one, and features a gentle waist cincher with fancy metal hook and eye closures down the front. The red and black make a nice contrast and the whole outfit is a perfect Christmas lingerie gift.

Three piece red/black bra, panty and cincher set
This fancy red and black striped two-piece set looks just like fancy wrapping paper! Put this on and you’ll certainly be the hottest little gift this Christmas. The look is definitely retro burlesque with the stripes, and we just love the ruffle trimmed bra and decorative red garter accents. You can pair this with just about any pair of thigh highs for an even sexier look!

Red and black striped Christmas set
Just the Panties Please

So, maybe you’re not looking for the whole outfit this Christmas. If you want “just the panties”, here are a few red hot little ideas! This red shimmy fringe panty is pretty lush and has that cute little black bow on the front and back! Take a look at the back view to see the sexy shimmy fringe.

Red shimmy panty

Do you like ruffles? This skimpy little red panty is barely there, but oh so fun! The ample elastic provides a bit of stretch and also creates that cute ruched look. These are also available in cotton candy pink.

Skimpy red ruffle panties

But do you LOVE ruffles? Well then, these red lace ruffle boyshorts provide a little more coverage and a whole lot more ruffle! They’re also available in black, white or pink. With these, you can create your own fancy Christmas lingerie gift by pairing them up with a corset, garter belt and stockings. Tons of options!

Hosiery and Gloves
Hosiery or legwear makes a great sexy Christmas gift because it’s such a good deal and can be worn in the bedroom or out and about. These red hot fence net thigh highs will stay up all on their own with that fancy lace welt along the top.

Red fence net thigh highs

Now how about a little bit more refinement? These silky black spandex stockings have that bold contrasting red welt, cuban heel and backseam; very sexy! Pair these up with your favorite garter belt or other lingerie with garters for a knockout look. You won’t go unnoticed.

Red and black spandex stockings

For the Christmas gift that can be even be opened in front of grandma, these elegant, deep red opera length gloves are just fabulous. The ruched pattern is exquisite and ready to be paired with your favorite dress for an evening around town. These make such an easy gift for Christmas because they’re pretty much guaranteed to fit.

Deep red ruched opera length gloves
-Patrick and Beth

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