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, 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 silk nightgown is one of Barbizon’s most-popular designs, and it is in near-mint condition! This beauty is listed in both the Plus-Size Pretties and the Nightgowns categories. This nightgown is in wonderful condition, looking and much 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. There are side loops for a belt, but the original belt is long gone. (We borrowed a belt for some of the pictures.)
The original “Barbizon Queensley” label is sewn into the bottom of the back V neckline. The gown is marked as a (size) “40”, but we measured a comfortable 42 inches for the bust. “Crepe Gartiére” is Barbizon-speak for their wonderful silk crepe-de-chine fabric. It’s a fantastic fabric, with the inside of the gown looking and feeling the same as the outside! On our 5’ – 10” ‘Gloria’ model, the gown falls 60-1/2 inches to just below her ankles. This silk nightgown is one of the best Barbizon pieces that we’ve seen from any era of time. It is eminently wearable by today’s Über fashionista modern woman!