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 marvelous silk night dress dates from the mid-1920s, and is clearly one of the best flapper era silks in Richard’s wonderful collection! We have listed this beauty in both the “Flapper Frillies” and “Richard’s Collection” departments. For a silk lingerie piece that is almost 90 years old, we are amazed to find this gown looking almost as if it were made just yesterday! The silk crepe-de-chine fabric is the best we’ve seen and is obviously the quality that only the French can make. It’s truly amazing that the pleats in this gown have not flattened during the past 85 years!
This is a “straight-cut” night dress that is designed to hang straight from the shoulders. Although there are side loops, no belt is provided. There is a curious embroidered monogram (?) below the left breast, but we can’t make out what it is.
As modeled by Gloria, the gown falls to her lower-calf area. Given the “give” in the pleats, and the deep armholes, the gown should be a wonderful fit for anyone sized 36 to 50.
We offer this beauty as a wonderful boudoir dress that will be a joy to the fortunate buyer! It is ready to wear and fit for today’s Star – YOU – the Leading Star of your own Life!