Please do NOT attempt to purchase, as this item has been SOLD. This item is viewable for reference purposes, and for a short time only.
This silk teddy dates from the early 1920s, and is one of Richard’s prettiest silk “frillies” in the New Jersey ‘HQ’ of Silver Screen Loungerie! You will find this beauty in both the “Flapper Frillies” and “Camisoles & Teddies” departments. Click on one of the 'Gloria' models to explore our special boutiques!
We at Silver Screen Loungerie, strive to offer vintage lingerie items of the highest quality. While we sometimes find the occasional “new/old stock” piece, most of our items have been either gently or moderately worn by a previous owner. By definition, “vintage” means “old”, and we take great care in restoring the items – as much as possible, to their original beauty.
This previously-owned teddy is in gently-worn condition, with no flaws found anywhere in the garment. It appears to have received the best of care over the past 90 years! The silk crepe fabric, the silk floss embroidery, and the lace trim are all in wonderful condition. Even the silk ribbons (serving as shoulder straps and waist ties) show no signs of splitting or age deterioration. This is far better than the same fabrics found in today’s market!
This is a pullover style teddy, with two mother-of-pearl buttons securing the front and back flap piece between the legs. The shoulder straps do not have “slider” adjustments, and are overly long. This allows for a custom alteration of the strap length by the new owner. With the shoulder straps taken up about 3 inches for ‘Gloria’, the shoulder-to-flap buttons length is a comfortable 33 inches. (Note that lengthening the straps will result a longer shoulder-to-hem length.)
Both the silk crepe fabric and the lace are of the highest quality. We rarely see these old pieces in such beautiful condition, but this is one of the best! This teddy is destined to be worn by a Star… the Star of her Boudoir Life!