This is one of my most unique and treasured vintage lingerie items – a late 1940s Barbizon Taffeta slip in a grey-blue shade. The features are sublime – side zipper, ornate lace bodice, lace shoulder straps. Taffeta is a fabric with no stretch whatsoever, so you have to get the size just right. I lusted after this slip for years once I saw it in the advertisement on the right. I thought I hit true pay dirt when I saw it listed online for not much at all. But I’ve also seen quite a few others like it over the past few years, so they’re still available.
For those who can’t see what the advertisement is saying, here it is: Barbizon’s New Taffeta is nylon and orlon that will rustle, rustle, and rustle forever– that never needs an iron! Lovely miracle fabric that makes you feel so pampered and pretty – that underlines your Fall wools without static or cling. Famous Body-Contour slips and petticoats from $5.95 to $10.95.
Sometimes I think I’m the only person on the planet that really gets into these vintage lingerie items. I guess on the one hand that makes it easier to acquire them, but makes it harder to share the joy and satisfaction about them.