Heavenly Helene! NWT ‘Ladye Helene’ Late 1940s Bias Rayon Nightgown (32 to 36)
One of the last post-WW 2 nightgowns to be made in the rayon crepe-de-chine fabric, this wonderful nightgown has never-before been worn! It is listed in both the “Bridal Trousseau” and “Richard’s Collection” categories. Click on one of the 'Gloria' models to explore our special Boutiques!This is one of Richard’s fabulous “drop-dead-while exiting” nightgowns, with the back (exiting) view almost as exciting as the entering view! The gown is in mint-perfect condition…. amazingly well-preserved over the past 70 years. The colour is ‘Robin’s Egg Blue’, with off-white cotton lace.
The distinctive Ladye Helene Lingerie gold tag is clipped to the back neckline lace, (easily detached), and the red-embroidered maker’s label is sewn to the back neckline. The tagged size is “38”. But with the deep armholes, 36 inches is our more comfortable measurement. The gown measures 36 inches, “pit-to-pit”, but the bottom of the armhole is almost to the waistline level. Our “Gloria’ model wears a size 33 bra, so this gown would be just fine for sizes 32, 34 and 36.
The rayon crepe-de-chine fabric is among the best available in the 1940s…. far better than any of the polys and nylons in today’s market.
The gown will be a joy to the lucky buyer, ready to wear, and fit for a Star – YOU – the Leading Lady of your life!
See below for the measurements and other basic information.