So, under all these sheer dresses . . . . . . . . . This is a pretty tame but VERY practical full slip, made of cotton batiste for wearing under summer clothing in hot weather. There don’t seem to be many of these around anymore, and usually they are not as nicely embellished as this one.
But, just look at that ruching and lace. It’s lovely, sweet and would be so cool. Now, women might wear THIS as a summer dress alone! There’s also a deep ruffle at the hem.
The length gives it away as a 1940’s to early 1950’s style. Possibly even 1930’s. Because of the label, I’m going to go with the ’50’s.
Of course, on really hot days it’s nice not to be wearing more than one layer. But, if you’ve got a pretty, sheer dress on in the bright sun, well, it’s up to you but I’ll wear the slip.
Cotton, naturally, is better than nylon (can you imagine!?) when it’s 95 degrees in the shade. I’m certainly glad to have found one that’s so pretty, just in case . . . . . . . . .
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY
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