Welcome to Silver Screen Loungerie! - The online mecca for vintage lingerie aficionados. This is where sirens & stars, sex-pots & pin-ups, bombshells & brides, divas & kittens, it-girls & party girls, femme fatales & pop princesses, goddesses & glamour queens, vixens & vamps, ladies & lasses, starlets & harlots, and Über fashionistas shop for the vintage lingerie of their dreams.
Silver Screen Loungerie offers vintage lingerie items of the highest quality. While we occasionally find a “new/old stock” piece, like this one, most of our items have been gently worn by a previous or original owner. By definition, “vintage” means “old”, and we take great care in restoring these pieces, as much as possible, to their original beauty.
This wonderful night dress dates from the mid-1920s, and is one of the best-preserved flapper era silks in Richard’s amazing collection! We have listed this beauty in both the “Flapper Frillies” and “Richard’s Collection” categories.
For a silk lingerie piece that was made almost 90 years ago, we are amazed to find this garment appearing to be in such wonderful condition! There are no flaws that we could find, and only two or three teeny-tiny pinholes near the back-bottom of the gown. The garment is designed to hang loosely from the shoulders, and there is no waist seam. There are loops at the sides for a ribbon belt, but the belt itself is long gone.
Decoration is at a minimum, with just a wide band of delicate lace at the top of the gown. The tiny silk rosebud (at the centre) is still “plump”. The Jaunty label indicates the silk crepe fabric is Washable.
On our 5’ – 10” Gloria model, the hem just grazes her upper-calf area. Given the A-line design, and very-loose fit, this night dress should be a wonderful fit for almost anyone of any size!
We offer this beauty as a wonderful boudoir piece… a gown to “swan about” in! It is ready to wear and fit for today’s Star – YOU – the Leading Star of your own Life!