What a surprise to find such an interesting, and USEFUL, slip to add to my collection! Never seen one like this before, but I’ve certainly been in need of one. It was made to wear with dresses like the one I showed yesterday – sheer all over. I just happen to have a black one from the Fifties that needs an undergarment just like this one.
This slip (in my size, by the way . . .) is made almost like a dress. It has a back zipper, a kick pleat in the skirt, and an opaque woven rayon skirt. But, it’s undoubtedly a lingerie item.
The bodice is of sheer lace, fitted and with adjustable straps as you would expect with any slip. Several features tell me that it is a 1950’s garment – not a modern copy-cat.
For the dress shown yesterday, in beige with a gold design, you would of course want a different color slip with no pattern – but the same features of fit and coverage would be just right. These discoveries are so much fun! This time I can really call myself an “undercover agent” . . . . .
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY
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