This silk teddy dates from the late 1920s, and is one of Richard’s prettiest silk “frillies” in the New Jersey ‘HQ’ of Silver Screen Loungerie! You will find this beauty in both the “Flapper Frillies” and “Camisoles & Teddies” departments. Click on one of the 'Gloria' models to explore our unique boutiques!
We at Silver Screen Loungerie, strive to offer vintage lingerie items of the highest quality. By definition, “vintage” means “old”, and we take great care in restoring the items – as much as possible, to their original beauty.
This teddy appears to have slipped through the cracks of time with no flaws found anywhere in the garment! It appears to have been worn very-little… if at all during the past 85 years! The fine silk crepe-de-chine fabric and the lace trim are all in wonderful condition. The four French side seams are as tight as they originally were, and we found no spots and no pinholes anywhere in the garment.
This is a pullover style teddy, with two shell buttons securing the back-to-front flap piece between the legs. The shoulder straps do not have “slider” adjustments, and are overly long. This allows for a custom alteration of the strap length by the new owner. With the shoulder straps at their full length, the shoulder-to-flap length is a long 38-1/2 inches. (Note that for ‘Gloria’ the shoulder straps were paper-clipped up 2 to 3 inches.) There are side loops for a ribbon belt, but the belt itself is long gone.
The “Franklin Simon & Co. Underthings Shop” label is intact, and reads clearly. There is no size tag, but we measured 37 inches (all the way around) just below the top edge. We rarely see these old pieces in such beautiful condition, but this is one of the best! This teddy is destined to be worn by a Star… the Star of her own Boudoir Life!