This is a vintage 1940s white silk satin nightie featuring lace embellishments on the shoulder straps and waistline and with lace trim on the top edge. It is made in a sleeveless, full length style with gathered tucks above and below the waistline, which give the bodice some fullness and allows the skirt of the nightie to fall in drapes. The piece cinches at the back with two matching ties.
Label: None. This was probably seamstress made as part of a wedding trousseau.
Fabric: Silk satin, beautiful weight and fall
Sizing: No size is indicated, and although this should fit a size small, please rely on the following measurements for fit keeping in mind that there are no other openings than the open neck, and the piece has to slip over the head:
Hips: Full meant to fall loosely in drapes
Length: 54 1/2”, measured flat from the top of the shoulder straps to the hemline
Condition: It is in very good condition with no wear, tear, staining or odour - this looks to have seen little use and was well stored over the years.
Glamorous 1940s style, beautiful quality fabric - getting hard to find nice examples like this!
Vintage 1940s White Silk Satin Nightie w Lace Embellishment Size Small Nightgown