Monday, June 9, 2008

Roaring 20's Silk & Lace Flapper Slip

We see the term Flapper used for a lot of different eras and garments. What some don't realize is that a Flapper was a specific type of girl. Not every girl in the Twenties was a Flapper. According to Wikipedia:

The term flapper in the 1920s referred to a "new breed" of young women who wore short skirts, bobbed their hair, listened to the new Jazz music, and flaunted their disdain for what was then considered acceptable behavior. The flappers were seen as brash for wearing excessive makeup, drinking, treating sex in a casual manner, smoking, driving automobiles, and otherwise flouting conventional social and sexual norms. Flapper at Wikipedia

So odds are my Grandmothers weren't Flappers. Well I know neither of them were....LOL.....


But for girls who were and who wore the shockingly short and bare dresses, they would still wear appropriate under garments............and I have found a beauty. This gorgeous handcrafted creation must have seen it's share of Prohibition Speakeasies and done it's share of dancing. You can see the pleats on the side which were perfect for doing the Charleston or maybe even the Lindy.
And the chemical lace trim is so bare and sexy and would have been perfect peaking out from a tank top drop waist dress with little flirty pleats or layers at the hem...........

It's a beautiful peach colored silk and the lace is a darker tan color with a silver trim. Of course you can find this little beauty at cemetarian

4 comments:

Sweet Cherry Vintage Lingerie said...

As you know, I love this from a vintage lingerie seller ;) Hugs Rita...this is just loverly!

Carol@Dandelion Vintage said...

Yummy! Really nice piece. I'm a big fan of 1920-30s lingerie, especially the old hand sewn silk pieces like this.
Yummy!

CEMETARIAN We Dig Memories said...

Well someone told me it might be Tambour Lace instead of Chemical lace.......which mean's it's woven and not "chemicalized"..is that a word?

Carol@Dandelion Vintage said...

Great ending price!