The handwork is impeccable and it could easily be translated into a slip or a nightie or worn as is. Loose fitting at bust and hip area. Length 38 (this measurement include the straps).
Straps are 8-1/2 long one side. I've been hand processing and cleaning and hand washing and setting out in the sun and ironing some wonderful antique pieces of mostly Victorian lingerie lately.
They've come in dingy and they leave in glorious shape. Probably never having been washed, it was most likely used on special occasions and spent most of it's life carefully stored to be handed down to the next generation. The fiber is strong and still has great body. This step in teddy was stored away decades ago and it is in good original condition and recently laundered and pressed with no fading and no wear, as seen in photos, no insect damage, no odors, no repairs and a tiny hole in back, bodice area. Overall threads are in sturdy and strong condition, not weak at all.This teddy can be tucked into a skirt, over a pair of shorts, a bathing suit cover up, as a dress with hot pants belted. The possibilities are literally endless. We are happy to answer any questions about this item. Our antique textiles are collectible and are not new and not reproductions, and have lived a long and eventful life and sometimes developing flaws.
We do not launder or dryclean unless stated in listing, and most times have been in storage for many decades picking up old age storage oxidation spots. As condition and description is largely based on personal opinion, we ask that you look at the photos carefully and decide. The item "Victorian French Step In Teddy Lingerie, Hand Embroidery Underwear" is in sale since Friday, March 5, 2021. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage\Women's Vintage Clothing\Lingerie\Other Vintage Lingerie".
The seller is "oldthreads" and is located in Franklinville, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.