Friday, 16 October 2009

Glamorous vintage silk lingerie from 1940's

This is a nightdress and dressing robe dating to the 1940's in pink crepe de chine silk and Mechlin lace.                                                                                                                                                                                I have just bought all these items and more from an auction in Newcastle    
They were all made by a lady for her wedding trousseau and worn just on the honeymoon and then put away and treasured for the next 70 years!  They are in amazing condition and are truly representative of that age of glamour. The nightgown and dressing robe are super and far too nice just to lounge around the house!!  The nightgown could be very easily worn as an evening dress.

As they correspond to a UK size 10 -12 they are still very wearable by women today unlike many of the Victorian clothes which tend to be too small. They are also quite long, again an advantage over older antique clothing. The nightgown and robe are 59" long

The Mechline lace is all hand applied and the whole trousseau has been put together with great care and then lovingly kept. As I also bought other lace items from the same estate, some of which were only part finished, I think that it can be assumed that the owner made the lace herself and therefore probably made all the clothes too.


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