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M&S launch retro lingerie for Queen's Jubilee

Marks and Spencer has released a collection of 1950s-inspired lingerie to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

The collection features a "stunning regal purple" bra and knicker set alongside a conical bra and retro teddy to emulate the glamour of the 50s, the retailer said.

Materials include vintage-inspired silk and lace and combinations of satin and mesh.

M&S lingerie designers delved into the company archives to take inspiration from original 1950s designs, where they came across the the conical bra and "big knicker" shapes.

The designs, which include corsetry, have been transformed into "more wearable" items for today's consumers.

The tights are made in a hosiery factory in Derbyshire but the other items are produced abroad, a spokeswoman said.

The retailer sold just three bra sizes in the 1950s - small, medium and large - compared with more than 44 available today.

M&S said: "The collection consists of beautiful looks, from a dusky pink conical bra and retro teddy to a stunning regal purple bra and knicker set edged in a delicate vintage-style lace."

Items in the collection range from £7 to £39.50 and are available in stores and online.

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