Red-Hot and Retro: Dita Von Teese's New Lingerie Line

(Source: Penny Lane)Once upon a time, we found ourselves mere inches away from Dita Von Teese while she performed one of her famed stripteases at a private party. (It was our first week working in the fashion world—don’t ask). The experience was pretty much life changing. Who knew burlesque could be so gorgeous, so classy, so elegant?

With her new lingerie line for Bloomingdale’s, Von Teese strikes the same balance of sophistication and va-va-voom vamp. And really, who better than the burlesque beauty to design a line of red-hot underpinnings? Her collection, which debuted this week online and in select stores, is full of plunging lace bras ($60–$123), cheeky garter belts ($48–$74) and honeymoon-worthy chemises ($128–$150).

(Source: Bloomingdale's; Madame X Wireless Bra, $70; Marlene Contour Bra, $80)“I’ve taken inspiration from my own vintage collection to create beautiful lingerie that captures the spirit of retro glamour,” says Von Teese.

Even better: she's crafted styles that are as functional as they are beautiful. These bras contour and lift like nobody's business—and we’re guessing the special someone in your life won't mind them either. If you're single and ready to mingle, there's a style called "Man Catcher" that no doubt lives up to it's name.
(Source: Bloomingdale's; Man Catcher Lace Bra, $68; Underwear, $50; and Suspenders, $62; Savoire Faire Bra, $73; Underwear, $38; and Suspenders, $70)