ARCHIVE - 1950s Cut Out Pink and Lace Tulle Nightdress

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This is an original 1950s American made quality pink rayon nightdress with an unusual zig zag cut-out around the torso. The dress has a square lace edged neckline and lace straps with a decorative satin ribbon woven through the eyelets in the lace. There is a dainty elasticated waistband from which the dress falls into a long A-line floor length skirt. The skirt has net godet insertions to the centre at the front which gives the appearance of two slits. This is then topped by decorative ribbon ties at the highest point of the godet seam. The zigzag lace edged finish around the bottom hem compliments the torso and enhances the overall design. This piece has no openings and slips on over the head. It is a most daring piece of original lingerie and could easily be worn alone or layered with other clothing.

This full length slip is in very good vintage condition and has aged well save for some colour changes to the pink in a few locations over time. These are not stains as such and are not immediately noticeable. Otherwise the piece presents very nicely. There are no size labels but the dress will fit a UK 8 to 10, US 6-8 due to the elasticated waistband.

BUST - 35in. (90 cm)
WAIST - 24-26in. (57 - 64cm)
HIP - 40in. (101.5cm)
LENGTH - 57in. (145 cm)

Pickup currently unavailable at CIRCA VINTAGE


Will you set anything aside for me before I come?

We are happy to find anything you may be interested in from our website - please let us know a week in advance. 

We also have an extensive offline collection. If you let us know your size, style, favourite colour to wear and perhaps your budget, we can browse through our archive in advance of your appointment. 

Do I need to bring anything with me?

Clients may wish to bring modern shapewear when trying on garments from certain eras, especially the 1950s. Vintage clothing was often worn with undergarments that shaped the waist and as such is tailored for them.

We have a huge variety of slip dresses and petticoats to complete your look; many of which are also for sale.

You may also wish to bring your favourite footwear. We often find a classic pair of nude shoes work well when trying on, or a pair in gold or silver.

Do you have a price range?

Many of our lower-priced pieces (under £150) are not available to buy online. Our prices range from £80 - £600 for separates. Dresses start at around £150 and go up to £2,500 for the very best antique pieces and designer vintage. Our bridalwear ranges from £300 - £3,000.

Can I bring anyone with me?

Yes but please do let us know the size of your party in advance.

Where can I get alterations?

We offer some alterations in house. Should you need alterations we cannot provide, we can refer you to one of our tried and trusted tailors.

Do you have an after-care service?

We will advise you on the best way to clean and preserve your vintage pieces and can also recommend trusted local dry cleaners.

Can I cancel my appointment?

You are free to cancel but please do give us as much notice as possible. If you cancel less than 24 hours before your appointment, you will be invoiced a late cancellation fee of £25.

Where's the showroom?

Our address is Circa Vintage, 87A Lansdowne Way London SW8 2PB

Upon arrival, buzz the 87A button on the gate or call us 020 7736 5038 to let you in.

Do you have parking?

We offer free, secure, off-street parking but it is a tight squeeze – so do let us know in advance if you will be needing this and we can make sure that there is space available.

How do I get there by public transport?


Stockwell (7 min walk) - Northern and Victoria Lines

Nine Elms (9 min walk) – Northern Line


Wandsworth Road (13 min walk) – Westbound to Clapham Junction / Eastbound to Dalston Junction

What payment methods do you accept?

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