Lulu's Vintage

Wearing Vintage Slips & Gowns as Dresses

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Well, the warm weather is upon us here in Portland.
Today it's supposed to be 87.
A pretty way to beat the heat is by throwing a vintage gown on.
The ones with the wider straps, fitted bodice and full skirt are the best.
Something that is important to remember is to wear a good bra and a slip underneath because a lot of these old gowns are fairly sheer.
I have a red gown similar to the one posted below that I wear a black slip underneath and when it's cooler I wear a black bolero jacket over the top.

1960's red nylon nightgown.
Measurements are 38" Chest, 28" Waist and Full Hips
You can buy this gown for only $19.99 over at Couture Allure Vintage Fashion on eBay.

1970's black nylon nightgown.
The chest measures 34"
You can buy this gown for $38- over at VintageTrends.com

1960's red nylon nightgown.
Measurements are 32-34" Chest and 29-31" Waist
You can buy this gown for $82- over at Vintageslips.com

This post was originally published on May 29, 2007.