This marvelous silk teddy dates from the early 20th Century, and it is one of the best-preserved silks in Richard’s amazing collection! We are listing this rare beauty in both the Flapper Frillies and Camisoles & Teddies categories. Click on one of our 'Gloria' models to explore our unique boutiques!
Silver Screen Loungerie offers 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 a previous owner.
This darling teddy is one of several “pre-1930s” pieces that we will offer in the early months of 2013. All were made from the finest silks and laces, and decorative details, and all are just plain wonderful! Some (like this teddy) were made in the Victorian or Edwardian eras, and others were made during the Roaring Twenties (1920s) era. Condition ranges from excellent to never-worn! Although made of very-thin silk, all of these early pieces are eminently wearable by today’s modern woman.
This enticing teddy is the “pullover” kind… you can either pull it on over your head, or step into it. The teddy features an “Empress Josephine”-style chiffon bodice, with ‘scarf-weight’ charmeuse for the body of the garment. There is a long silk ribbon that runs through the lace trim all around the neckline, and ends in a bow. This ribbon is fragile – the ribbon bow has a few splits in it, so we didn’t pull on it to adjust the neckline size. (The ribbon can easily be replaced.) There is a flap piece between the legs which is closed by three mother-of-pearl buttons.
For a 100 years old lingerie piece, this teddy is in wonderful condition, with no stains and no holes. This teddy (and the others coming) is ready to wear and fit for today’s “Diva” – YOU – the Leading Diva of your Life!