I just love finding one of these! True vintage mid-century sleepwear is so precious and, often, beautiful. The quality material, tailoring details and interesting styles are great – whether it’s a woman’s garment or a man’s!
This beauty has gorgeous lace detail at the shoulders and is in virtually perfect condition. An example of the extraordinary care taken in the past is the little decorative bows, which are attached by tiny safety pins so that they can be removed and the gown can be washed without damage. I’ve seen many done this way and it’s such a high quality practice that has been lost.
Back in the day, this was more or less a run-of-the-mill item and now would be an exclusive and expensive one. And we think we’re so smart . . . . .
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY
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