This beautiful silk nightgown was made in the late-1930s, most-likely by the skilled silk artisans in pre-war Shanghai, China. This beauty is listed in both the Bridal Trousseau and the Nightgowns categories. Click on one of our ‘Gloria’ models to visit 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, like this one, most of our items have been gently worn by just one previous owner. By definition, “vintage” means “old”, and we take great care in restoring the items, as much as possible, to their original beauty.
This nightgown appears to be in the same condition as the 1930s day when it was made! The gown has been carefully-stored, and we found no indication of prior wear. There is no maker’s label, but we’re certain that this gown was made in pre-war China. The fine silk crepe-jacquard fabric is of an ideal weight, and feels so exotic against the skin. The fabric basically is a silk crepe-de-chine, with the floral figures woven in during manufacture. Turn the gown inside-out, and you’ll not feel any difference!
The upper part of the gown features the fine embroidery that the Chinese are justly famous for. French seams are everywhere, and the neckline, hem, and armhole edges are bound with self-fabric. There is no crosswise waist seam, (thus, no “bodice”), but there is a self-fabric belt to snug in around the waist area. We think the gown looks more sinuous without the belt!
On our 5’ – 10” ‘Gloria’ model, the gown falls 60 inches… to just even her pretty ankles! As always, the stated measurements are those of the garment itself. Your own body measurements should be slightly less. The gown is not “see-through”, and is pretty enough to be worn as an evening dress. If you need more pictures, please ask!