Hi! I’m a grandma who is trapped inside a 30 year old’s body. I hate going out to bars/clubs/loud places with lots of drunk people, find most restaurants overpriced with mediocre food, and would most definitely prefer spending time with my little babou while hand-sewing little trinkets or dolls. I don’t own a TV, hate texting on a touchscreen phone, write letters, and hand wash all of my dishes. My home is furnished with people’s parents’/grandparents’ furniture that they no longer want.
I love old things.
So imagine my delight when I found some vintage lingerie at my favorite antique mall!
Can you believe that it was $5?
(Okay, I guess it’s totally believable. But I seriously can’t be the only person who wants some old nighties.)
I have no idea when this piece was made given how so many styles overlap, but I’m guessing 70s-80s. I may be completely wrong, so if you have a clue on deciphering the lot number/label, please let me know! :)
It’s made of slinky, soft pink nylon netting and trimmed with Venice lace at the elasticated waist. There’s a little rosette at the center along with some trailing ribbons. It’s also proudly made in the USA!
This is a size large, which is honestly too big on me. But I really adore this little nightgown and plan on a simple alteration by reducing the length at the top of the shoulders. (I just need this not to fall off of me when I move.)
I think a beige bralette underneath this would make it a cute “lingerie as outerwear” piece during the summer – something a bit more versatile – even though some grandmas, including my own, would probably not approve!
This slip was purchased by me at a secondhand shop. Because I’m probably one of the few people who would buy old underwear. ;) Knickers are granny panties that I purchased at Marshalls for a few dollars on clearance. They’re also stamped “irregular.” Thought you should know.