This mid calf (tea length) robe and nightgown set by Tula is so pretty and feminine. The robe is sheer nylon organdy which is printed with roses.....some dark blue and some light blue roses and some just with a white outline....along with a few stems and green leaves. The robe fabric is slightly stiff allowing for some extra flounce. The sleeves are puffy and will go just midway the upper arm.....not to the elbow. The neckline is slightly scooped with ribbon trim threaded through eyelet and topped with ruffled nylon edging. There are three small round white Mother of Pearl buttons that close the front of the robe. A satin bow with long tails finishes the back (not the front) of the neckline.....this is an unusual touch as most bows are in the front of the garments!
Under the robe is a white nylon sleeveless nightgown so typical of the gowns from this period. The bodice has a fitted waistline with elastic in the back. There is a yoke neckline with the same trim as the neckline on the matching robe. A narrow ribbon bow ties at the front of the yoke. This soft nylon gown is not floor length but, instead, tea length.
The decorative ribbons show some slight signs of age.....not fraying, but maybe slight fading....could have been originally pale blue....not sure. The elastic in the back waist in the nightgown is still springy, but the elastic in the puffy sleeves in the robe has lost some of it's original elasticity....the sleeves will be more loose and not tight on the arm. There is some spring left despite this notation. Other wise the robe is in very good condition and very pretty! One of the nice things about these sets is that they are hand washable and line dry....no need for dry cleaning. I don't think I would machine wash, though.....stick with hand washing!
Label: Tula Designers Collection
Size: No size label is present in either garment. I am guessing by today's standards Size 8, but please refer to the following measurements to be assured of the proper fit.
Robe (Top 3 Buttons Fastened)
Circumference of Sleeve Opening: 16"
Shoulder to Bottom Hemline: 45 ½"
Circumference of Bottom Hemline: 90"
Waist (allow for a little extra give as there is elastic in the waist): 26"
Hip: Approximately 45"
Circumference of Arm Opening: 20"
Shoulder to Bottom Hemline: 44"
Circumference of Bottom Hemline: 65"
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