An Oriental Fantasy… most likely made by the silk artisans in pre-war Shanghai, China! This beautiful nightgown is in near-mint condition, and is listed in both the “Nightgowns” and “Bridal Trousseau” categories. 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 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.
The “Made in China” label indicates a (size) “40”, and our measurements confirmed this size. Your own bust measurement should be no larger than 38 inches for best fit. The waist measurement is 36 inches – making this a most-comfortable “sleeping” nightgown! The nightgown is beautifully designed, and the bias-cut ensures close and sensual draping over the body.
The fabric is that wonderful silk crepe-de-chine - far better than most of today’s silk fabrics. Turn the gown inside-out, and you’ll not see or feel any difference! Except for some very-faint “darkening” along the armhole facings, there are no holes and no stains. (The gown has been recently hand-laundered.) The French seams are as strong as they originally were, and the fabric’s own selvage protects the diagonal “bias” seams near the hem.
The gown features a lace midriff panel, with fanciful embroidery in the bust area. We note the waffle-pattern smocking at the shoulders, and the “quintuple” scallop pattern on the hem.
On our 5’ – 10” ‘Gloria’ model, the gown falls about 62 inches to the scalloped hem. Enjoy the pictures of ‘Miss Irresistible Glam’ and if you want to see more pictures, please ask!