This undergarment is so unusual – it could be worn as a dress itself, like many beautiful mid-century slips could be – but not because of exquisite decoration. It has extremely rare construction and is also made, at least in part, of a rare fabric – Bri-nylon, a nylon blend made in Britain.
The top is sheer lace, but the bottom is substantial and opaque; made to act almost like a girdle under a slinky sheath dress. Notice the back metal zipper that lets the wearer into the tight-fitting skirt.
A slip like this would be absolutely essential under many a wiggle-dress from back in the day. I’m so glad to have one now!
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY