I have collected a number of these, from ’30’s to ’60’s but I’ve NEVER seen one made like this! The outer shell is of nylon and looks like what I’m used to seeing, with common decoration of embroidery and lace at the bodice – familiar pearlized buttons at the neck – but THE WHOLE THING IS LINED IN PINK FLANNELETTE! How warm and cozy is that.
Makes me wonder if there’s a Great Britain connection here – they’re always chilly there and looking for ways to warm up. Our filmy lingerie of North America doesn’t quite do it in the damp air over there. This bed jacket could easily have been imported by someone who moved here, or by a British retailer in Australia.
It’s been so much fun to discover the differences between the vintage garments that were sold here in Australia and those at home. And, I’m only a third of the way through this investigation . . . . .
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY