Hollywood style, bias-cut charmeuse nightgown, 1930s
The sexy bias cut is synonymous with Hollywood glamour during the Depression. The bias cut molds the dress to the woman, rather than vice versa. It is obvious why Marlene Dietrich loved these sexy gowns in the 1930s. Men are simple creatures—they will respond to the seductive elegance of the style.
The nightgown is fashioned from candlelight charmeuse and closes on the side with hooks and snaps. The neckline plunges almost to the waist in front. The bodice is shirred in back. In front of the skirt are stitched-down pleats that keep the fit smooth over the hips and fuller below.
The condition is almost excellent. On the lower skirt in back are a few small stains. They show on the inside but are almost invisible on the outside. They may come out with cleaning.
It measures: 38" bust, 32" waist, 40" hip, and 60" from shoulder to hem.