Fancy silk slip, c.1920
This fabulous slip was originally attached to a very expensive lace dress. Unfortunately it was washed, causing the color of the decoration to bleed. As is, it is an important study piece.
Most early 20th century dresses no longer have their original slips. This can be confusing for the new collector who does not get to see that these slips were often as elaborately decorated as the dresses that covered them.
This charming slip, fashioned from pink silk crepe, is trimmed with handmade filet lace, hand-embroidered flowers, and medallions of silk ribbon art flowers.
The condition is very good. What a shame this lovely piece was washed! You can see the bleeding of color from the ribbon flowers in the pictures.
It measures: 40" bust, 37" waist, 41" hip, and 52" from shoulder to hem.