This butterscotch-coloured silk nightgown is one of Barbizon’s more-unusual designs, and it is in near-mint condition. This beauty is listed in both the Bridal Trousseau and the Nightgowns categories. Please click on one of the ‘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, 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 is in wonderful condition, looking and feeling the same as the 1930s day when it was made! We found no holes and no stains, and the pinked seam allowances are as sharp as they originally were.
‘Crepe Dosché’ is Barbizon-speak for one of their sensuous silk crepe-de-chine fabrics… far better than the same woven silks made today! “Warwick” is the style name, and although “34” is the listed size, we measured a comfortable 36-plus inches from “pit-to-pit”. (36” bust measurement) There are self-fabric loops for a waist tie, but the tie itself is long gone. There is no need for a waist tie, as the bias cut causes the gown to flow close to the body. The entire bodice is comprised of double-layer fabric, and the “lapels” are embroidered on the outside layer.
As in most Barbizon lingerie pieces, there are no triangular (“bias”) fabric insertions at the hem. On our 5’ – 10” ‘Gloria’ model, the gown falls to about 59-1/2 inches… to just even with her pretty ankles! This silk nightgown is one of the prettiest Barbizon-made pieces that we’ve seen from any era of time! It is eminently wearable by today’s modern woman!