30s Vintage Man Tailored Pink Silk Pajama Set
from: Dollhouse Bettie
Silk pajamas are a luxurious and sophisticated treat, and a special gift for an elegant woman. This expertly tailored set is a feminine twist on the classic men’s wear style. Button down top has a peaked collar and is trimmed with contrasting ivory piping down the front and along the breast pocket. Wide leg bottoms are uniquely designed with a back seam and clever cross-over belt buttoning at the left hip. Pjs measure 17 at the shoulder, loose bust is 46, waist 32, hips 48. Top is 21.5 in length from the back of the neck to the bottom hem and the pants are 41 along the side, designed to fit a size XL/40, pants are pinned on model to show proper fit. Garments are in mint condition, without flaws .
This Halloween, most women (that is, 20-somethings) are usually tempted to be daring and bold and get carried away dressing up in the most revealing costumes (that’re usually meant as stripper-wear or for-bedroom-eyes-only) but here’s how you can get away with wearing your favorite slip dress outdoors this Halloween, be bold by wearing lingerie as outerwear and look classy doing it!
Go As Liz Taylor aka “Maggie the Cat”
from Cat on a Hot Tin Roof!
Very unusual acetate slip from the 1950s. There are two scallops near the near and this is where it could be cut to fit your height. $38 at Vintage Trends
Who designed the beautiful white slip dress Elizabeth Taylor wore?
HELEN ROSE. She also designed the white wrap dress. Helen Rose was one of the few top Hollywood Designers from the 1940s-60s. She costumed over 200 films for MGM, was honored with 10 Oscar nominations and two Oscar wins! She designed wardrobe for a long list of stars. She was Grace Kelly’s favorite, designing her wardrobe for “The Swan” and “High Society” AND her personal wedding gown as well as Elizabeth Taylor’s first wedding gown to Nicky Hilton, a white satin gown embellished with seed pearls and beading which had taken a number of beaders two months to complete!
Helen’s consumer line, “Helen Rose Couture”, existed from 1957-1972. In 1957, the price for her retail version of the Liz Taylor “Cat” short chiffon dress was $250!
I really want my Maggie the Cat costume to be authentic.
What’s so special about this slip dress?
The scalloped lace neckline and hem! Also, make sure you wear some shapewear underneath and/or opt for an opaque instead of sheer slip dress. You don’t want to catch a cold and Liz’s slip in the movie definitely wasn’t sheer enough to show off “the goods”.
Elsa Schiaparelli was an Italian who began her career as a designer in 1930s Paris. While Coco Chanel and Madeline Vionnet designed easy, soft clothes, Elsa Schiaparelli designed unusual, almost shocking garments. She invented shocking pink and introduced mad prints, buttons and accessories. She was the designer for hard chic, those who want to be shocking. Elsa introduced the upturned shoe hat which became very famous.
British made 60′s bright blue gown in perfect condition.
Luxite was bought by Kayser (est. 1885) sometime around 1956 and we stopped seeing the Luxite name in ads in 1958. Luxite made some of the sheerest and most feminine lingerie designs and this tulle nightgown is a prime example. All lingerie pictured were found for sale on Vintage Trends.
50s Vintage Van Raalte Lacy White Pleated Slip
The fancy lace pleating of this lovely white half slip from Van Raalte drips with precious femininity. Alternating layers of sheer chiffon, scalloped lace and floral embroidered pleating hang elegantly from the bottom of the opaque tricot slip adding 12.5 inches of texture and beauty to the classic vintage style. Half slip doubles as a light petticoat under circle skirts or leave a glimpse of the elaborate hem exposed to add character to a basic dress. Original tag reads, “Van Raalte, Opaquelon.”
50s Vintage Van Raalte Opaquelon Pleated Lace Slip
Pleats and lace are a vintage lover’s delight. This Van Raalte Opaquelon full slip features a chiffon lined lace bust adorned with matching lace trim along the V-neck and underbust. A seven inch hem of crisp pleated scalloped lace adds wonderful texture and enticing movement to the classic, collectible piece. Available in a variety of colors and sizes at Dollhouse Bettie.
The lace often was a different color than the satin of the slip (aqua blue trimmed with pink lace, green trimmed with beige lace, etc.) and some of their slips were cut in unusual cuts such as a ‘tulip cut’. These slips can be found for sale at varying prices and are sought out by vintage lingerie collector’s.