I'm not really in the business of selling vintage clothes, but occasionally I need to clear space in the closet so here is where I'll be adding the odd piece from my own personal collection that I have built up over the years for research purpose, or that I have discovered on my treasure hunts in charity shops and flea markets and have no space for.
** I will be passing on all proceeds (minus PayPal fees and shipping cost) from sale of the original vintage items to various good causes. The proceeds from this item will be donated to the Australian charity WIRES Wildlife Rescue, a charity who are doing wonderful work helping with the devastating impact of the current bushfires on the wildlife population there**
This is a wonderfully romantic pure silk georgette robe or negligee dating back to the 1930s. It could also work really well over a silk slip as an over-dress, as shown in a couple of the images.
The robe is made from 100% translucent silk georgette in a lovely warm peachy tone....classic Hollywood silver screen glamour. It has full length sleeves gathered into tightly buttoned frilled cuffs, and buttons at the front basque waist with silk loops and covered buttons.
The front bodice is embellished with appliqued lace, all attached with teeny tiny hand stitching
The skirt is decorated with two twin rows of horizontal tucks.
It is in excellent condition, with no fading or shattering of the silk shell, and it looks like it has been stored away very carefully so it is in good wearable condition.
There was one little break in the silk at the centre back, but I have carefully repaired it and hand stitched a French lace motif in place to hide the repair. I have matched this in colour and design as closely as possible to the original lace and it actually looks very fetching, even if I do say so myself.
The robe is elsewhere all in good repair, with possibly one or two slack stitches, and the odd tiny pin prick hole, really nothing that materially affects its integrity or beauty.
Owing to the unique vintage nature of these samples, and the fact that all proceeds will be donated straight to the listed charity, I don't offer returns, so please be sure to check the measurements below before buying. These are the measurements of the standard UK size 8 mannequin on which the robe is shown in the first image.
We do ship internationally, and I have included some figures for a few of the more popular destinations, but if your country is not listed please get in touch for an accurate shipping quote before completing checkout. Please be aware that there may be import tax payable at point of entry according to local tax laws.
Bust; 33" ...would fit up to a 34"
Shoulder to hem; 54"
Gentle hand wash or specialist dry-clean only.
** Please note that this listing is for the silk georgette robe only, it does not include the silk satin slip shown in a couple of the pictures **