No Vacancy! 1940s NWT 'Lady Duff' Bias-Cut Rayon Nightgown Sz-38 (#1347)
This is a fab WW-2 era rayon nightgown, and we think it is one of the most unusual gowns from this period! You will find this No Vacancy embroidered nightgown listed in the Nightgowns and Richard’s Collection departments. Click on one of the 'Gloria' models to explore our unique boutiques!
We at Silver Screen Loungerie, are dedicated to offering vintage lingerie items of the highest quality. While we sometimes find the occasional “new/old stock” piece, most of our items have been either gently or moderately worn by a previous owner.
This nightgown comes with it’s original $4.98(!) price tag, and it was made by Lady Duff. The “Quality Rayon Fabric” was made by Bur-Mil. (Burlington Mills) The gown is in pristine, unworn condition… looking as if it were made just yesterday! The store price tag has been detached from the back neckline, but will be included with the sold nightgown.
Lady Duff was a real person… a survivor of the steamship Titanic sinking in 1912. The “No Vacancy” words are embroidered across the left breast… as if to say, “no one else but me inside this lovely gown”! In addition to the “no vacancy” sign, the bodice is also enhanced by five heart-shaped satin appliqués, and the neckline is finished with a scalloped stitch.
The Bur-Mil rayon fabric is that kind of slinky rayon that you long to have against your skin, but it’s simply not made anymore! Properly known as “rayon crepe-de-chine”, this exotic fabric has the inside looking and feeling exactly the same as the outside. As worn by our 5’ – 11” ‘Gloria’ model, the gown drapes 57-1/2 inches to just above her ankles. Tagged as a “36 – 16”, the gown actually measures a comfortable 38 inches around the bust.
We offer this gown that is so sensual to wear, and is fit for a Star – YOU – the Leading Lady (Duff) of your Life!