In lustrous black nylon and lace, this is one of those wonderful slips that feel like heaven to touch. What you can’t see well in this photo, is that the bodice and hemline ruffle are in tiny accordion pleats.
The original label was removed, which I’m always sorry to see, but for a seventy-year-old she’s in marvelous shape. I have reinforced some places in the stitching that had become weak and re-set one of the straps. That’s all. I suspect that the “brown” lace was originally black and that it’s fabric has faded with age. I kind of like it this way, but may also dye it back to the original – easy to do with most slips because nylon stands up well to hot water.
I love it that we can now wear wonderful lingerie as dresses in the summer, for evening or as sleepwear. It’s also perfect under midi-length dresses from the late ’30’s to the early ’50’s, of course, (and 1980’s – wait till tomorrow).. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY