This shimmery & full-figured silk crepe-de-chine nightgown is part of a select group of larger-sized nightgowns, located in the New Jersey ‘HQ’ of Silver Screen Loungerie. It is listed in both the “Nightgowns” and “Richard’s Collection” categories. Click on one of the 'Gloria' models to find our special boutiques!
This nightgown bears the well-known Barbizon label, and it is made of a very-smooth silk crepe-de-chine fabric. “Crepe Gartiere” is simply Barbizon-speak for their fine, silk crepe-de-chine fabrics. Vintage Barbizon lingerie pieces are very-well made, and this silk nightgown is one of their best! As with almost all Barbizon slips and nightgowns, there are no diagonal (“bias”) seams at the hem. Barbizon manufactured their own fabrics, and in wider widths, so there is no need for an added piece at the hem in their bias-cut garments.
The condition is excellent, and outside of a couple of very-faint spots, we found no stains and no holes or tears.
The bodice design is very simple, yet elegant. Both front and back bodice sections are double-layered, giving added stability and longer wear to the entire garment. There are loops for a braided belt, but the belt itself is long gone. (Just to show the effect of using a belt, we borrowed a belt from a pink-coloured gown.)
Although the label states “38” as the size, we found our measuring tape going up to a comfortable 40-plus inches around the chest. The gown is also quite long at 60-1/2 inches, shoulder-to-hem. As always, the measurements stated are those of the gown itself. Please allow extra room for ease and comfort.
The gown has recently been hand-laundered, but only to remove minor soiling from long term storage. With considerate wear and care, this gown will last the lifetime of the fortunate buyer.
The gown will be a joy to wear, and fit for a Star – YOU – the Leading Lady of your Life!