Thursday, September 9, 2010

"You know what I feel like? I feel all the time like a cat on a hot tin roof."

by Yvonne of Vintage Pretties on Ruby Lane

I have always admired Dame Elizabeth Taylor not only as an actress, but a generous humanitarian too. As young as 15, she was called "The most beautiful woman in the world, " as well as "Top Ten Most Beautiful Eyes."

Ms Taylor's fashion always fascinated me. She is now, and has always been an amazing fashion icon. From the full skirts and demure gloves she wore in the 50s to the turbans and fun hats and even hot pants of the 60s and 70s .. always dramatic on screen and off.

Caftans and Goddess style dresses were made for her, and she wore them well. Accessories? We all know of her fabulous jewelry and diamond gifts from husband Richard Burton.

But.. I also think she probably did more for slips than any lingerie advertising agency could dream of. Can you imagine the slip sales after her appearance in a lacy full slip in her 1958 movie, "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof".. overnight slips became dramatic, provocative and sexy.

Then she did it again in 1960 in the movie Butterfield 8, more seductive slips. Liz again showed us lingerie can be fabulous and not just meant for under a dress.

Vintage slips are fascinating and beautiful, a style to enhance any figure type.. There is nothing sexier than just a peek of the lace hem of a slip under a dress. Vintage slips have empire waist seams if you are thin, or side darted seams to slim you.

They come demure and plain, to lots of lace or crystal pleated chiffon hems. There really is a huge variety available in vintage, unlike most slips made today.

If you are brave, wear one as a dress. So many slips from the 50s and 60s are lined and or have zippers for a precise fit, fabulous, perfect as a little dress.

They also could be worn "multi purpose"~ under a skirt, the top of the slip exposed as a blouse under a cute jacket or blazer.

Or, as Liz Taylor demonstrated so beautifully, skip the nightgown and just wear a slip!

Vintage Slip Alencon Lace Ruffle Slip Dress Chiffon lined Shadowline XS lingerie

Vintage Dark Blue Van Raalte Nylon Full Slip, Sz 34

Lovely Vintage 1950s Candlelight and Lace Crepe Slip with Original Tags by Aristocraft NWT Sz 32

Vintage 40s 1940s WW2 Rose Pink Taffeta Full Slip Dress with Metal Side Zipper B42 Large XL

Vintage 1960s Vanity Fair Ice Blue Nylon Full Slip B34 W30 H34

1 comment:

andapanda said...

Love Liz and love your post. Thanks for sharing~panda