A few days ago, the lovely Weirdly Shaped and Well Photographed wrote a post combating body snark in the bra-fitting world, with viewpoints from the various Bravengers. Most of the brilliance is of course Miss Shapen’s, but I also got the chance to join in, dress up in lingerie and pretend to be a superhero. There are some great pictures and a great message, so make sure you check out her post here! I had a lot of fun making superhero costumes solely out of lingerie, so I started thinking: If the Avengers were all women, and for some reason, exclusively wore lingerie, what would they wear?
So, let’s start with Iron Man! Iron Man is a total show off, and despite the seeming simplicity of his suit’s design, the whole thing gives off a vibe of sleek grandeur.
Clockwise from top left: Iron Man; Custom Red and Gold Corset from Lovesick Corrective Apparel; Avocado Nina (Red); Cervin Seduction Couture Coloured Stockings (Red); Curvy Kate Ritzy (Ruby/Spice); Leg Avenue Satin Opera Gloves (Red); Wonderbra Ultimate Lace Strapless (Red); Burlesque Boutique Red Satin Bloomers.
There isn’t that much to say about Captain America’s costume – it’s pure showy, over the top patriotism.
Clockwise from top left: Captain America; What Katie Did Stars and Stripes Corset; Freya Deco (Cobalt); Morgana Femme Couture Candy Stripe Corset; Masquerade Amor (Blue); Fairy Goth Mother Frilly Knickers (Blue).
Thor has both armour and a super dramatic cape, which I think is possibly one of the funnest ones to recreate with lingerie.
Clockwise from top left: Thor; Madame Sher Grey and Black Velvet Corset; Leg Avenue Bustle Skirt (Red); Freya Deco Charm (Silver); Kiss Me Deadly Elle Robe (Red); What Katie Did Fonda set (Silver, discontinued).
Hawkeye’s outfit is basic and practical, but with a few details that were fun to recreate.
Black Widow’s aesthetic is similar to Hawkeye’s and some pieces are probably interchangeable, so here I focused on her catsuit and holsters.
Clockwise from top left: Black Widow; Hopeless Megan Garters; Bravissimo Satine (Black); Desvalido Australia Garter Belt (via Etsy); Sunday Intimates Lolita Set (Black). Centre: Sunday Intimates Lolita (Black), photo by Sweet Nothings NYC.
The lingerie equivalent to one pair of super-stretchy sweatpants would probably be stretch lace knickers, so let’s just pretend Hulk wears more clothes than that.
Clockwise from top left: Hulk; Panache Andorra (Jade); Agent Provocateur Seam & Heel Stockings (Purple); Kiss Me Deadly DeVille set (Emerald Green); Honey Cooler Handmade Ribbon Corset (Emerald Green); Ann Summers Olympia set (discontinued).
What do you think? Are there any other pieces you would have picked?
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