Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The Beauty of 1920s Lingerie

I love, love, love lingerie. So my excitement is growing with my huge collection that I recently acquired. This beautiful black silk 1920s envelope chemise is delicate, sexy and beautiful. 

1920s lingerie needed to change to accommodate the shorter dress styles. The envelope chemise (a.k.a. camiknickers) showed up around 1910 and is what we may call today, the teddy. A one piece undergarment which is a combination of a camisole and panties - typically looser and will attach at the crotch. No need to wear anything else :-) Ahh, imagine the freedom from corsets if you were a gal in the 1920s!

Listed in SLV Etsy.


BaronessVonVintage said...

oh dear, you've blogged about my weakness and indulgence. LOVE this. Now I need to see if it's my size!!!

BaronessVonVintage said...

Also, I believe in the 20s, this all-in-one garment was often called a step-in? Sigh....LOVE LOVE LOVE!