Welcome to Silver Screen Loungerie! - The online mecca for vintage lingerie aficionados. This is where sirens & stars, sex-pots & pin-ups, divas & kittens, it-girls & party girls, 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, 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 marvelous silk teddy dates from the early 20th Century, and it is one of the best-preserved silks in Richard’s amazing collection! This thin silk 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. Although made of very-thin silk, all of these early pieces are eminently wearable by today’s modern woman!
This enticing teddy is the “step-in” kind… you need to step into it to get it on. The teddy features a cotton net bodice, with scarf-weight silk crepe 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. Amazingly, the ribbon can still be gently eased to adjust the size of the neckline.
Aside from two almost invisible tiny “smudges”, and a tiny brown spot - all are close to the lacy hem, the garment 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 “Lady” – YOU – the Diaphanous Lady of your own Life!