Serving with Elegance – Vintage Lingerie Nightgowns (repost and addition)

Repost from June 29th, 2014 with the addition of defining a Nightgown.
What is a Nightgown?

A nightgown, nightie or nightdress is a loosely hanging item worn for sleeping.  In the past it was worn by men and women, today, it is almost exclusively worn by women. The nightgown acquired prominence during the Victorian Era. From that early stage, nightgowns were being used to keep one on winter nights and as a stylish home wear as well.

  • A nightgown may have any neckline, and may have sleeves of any type, or be sleeveless, and any shoulder strap or back style.
  • The length of a nightgown may vary from hip-length to floor-length. A short nightgown can be called a “shortie” or a “babydoll”, depending on the style. The sweep (taper from top to bottom) of the night-gown can vary from almost straight, to full circle sweep.
  • A nightgown may be made from cotton, silk, satin, or nylon and may be decorated with lace appliqués or embroidery at the bust and hem.
  • A slip nightgown may be used as a nightgown or as a full slip.
  • Nightgowns may be worn with a matching outer garment, a robe, sheer chiffon peignoir or dressing gown, to make them proper for receiving guests.
Vintage Black Olga Body-Silk Nightgown with Twist Knot Bodice. Rare Find. Style 9692. Size Medium.

Vintage Black Olga Body-Silk Nightgown with Twist Knot Bodice. Rare Find.

1930s Silk Satin Bias Nightgown Pin Tucked Silk Chiffon Embroidery Lace Couture Luxurious Lady Evening Gown Bust 34-36

1930s Silk Satin Bias Nightgown Pin Tucked Silk Chiffon Embroidery Lace Couture Bust 34-36

1980s Red Silk Black Mesh Valentine Red Nightgown Victoria Secret Size Medium

1980s Red Silk Black Mesh Valentine Red Nightgown Victoria Secret Size Medium

1930's-1940's Chevette Bias Cut Ivory Silk Satin & Lace Nightgown or Slip - sz 34

1930’s-1940’s Chevette Bias Cut Ivory Silk Satin & Lace Nightgown or Slip – sz 34

1970s Glamourous Blush Maxi Length Silk Nightgown with lace Bodice and Lovely Back

1970s Glamorous Blush Maxi Length Silk Nightgown with lace Bodice and Lovely Back

1970s OLGA Long Nightgown Hot Pink, Sweeping Hemline, Plunging Neckline Vintage 70s L 10 Style 92270

1970s OLGA Long Nightgown Hot Pink, Sweeping Hemline, Plunging Neckline L 10 Style 92270

1950s Nightgown Sheer Lace Bodice Pastel Pink Silk Bottom Small B32 34 Burlesque

1950s Nightgown Sheer Lace Bodice Pastel Pink Silk Bottom Small B32 34 Burlesque

1980s olga nightgown vintage 1980s black nightie olga body silk full sweep nightgown sz xs s small

1980s Olga nightgown black nightie body silk full sweep nightgown sz xs s small

1920's Black Silk Chiffon Nightgown With Ribbon Work Rosette...large

1920’s Black Silk Chiffon Nightgown With Ribbon Work Rosette…large

1951 NW-Tagged ‘Fischer’ Bias Silk Nightgown~ Size 35+Bewitchingly Sculptured!

1951 NW-Tagged ‘Fischer’ Bias Silk Nightgown~ Size 35+ Bewitching. Sculptured!

1940s Kickernick Restware Silk Bias Cut Floral Nightgown Dress Wow 34 Summer

1940s Kickernick Rest-ware Silk Bias Cut Floral Nightgown Dress 34 

1940s Silk Nightgown - Embroidery, Lace - L

1940s Silk Nightgown – Embroidery, Lace – L

Vintage Baby Blue Nightgown Dress

Vintage Baby Blue Nightgown Dress

1970's 80's Uber Sexy Black Lace Nightgown Lingerie Semi Sheer

1970’s 80’s Uber Sexy Black Lace Nightgown Lingerie Semi Sheer

Vintage Postella Silk Art Geometric Patttern Negligee. Nightgown. Lingerie

Vintage Postella Silk Art Geometric Pattern Negligee. Nightgown. Lingerie

1950's slip lingerie sM MINT sexy Long full slip bias cut silk embroidered nightgown by thekaliman

1950’s slip lingerie sz M MINT sexy Long full slip bias cut silk embroidered nightgown

Fischer Heavenly Silk Lingerie 40s Bias Aqua Blue Nightgown Bust 32

Fischer Heavenly Silk Lingerie 40s Bias Aqua Blue Nightgown Bust 32

1930s Nightgown 30s Lingerie Black Silk Chiffon

1930s Nightgown 30s Lingerie Black Silk Chiffon

1970s Olga Nightgown, Ivory Body Silk & Lace Cutout Lingerie, Olga Style 9687, XS - Small

1970s Olga Nightgown, Ivory Body Silk & Lace Cutout Lingerie, Olga Style 9687, XS – Small

1930s Bias-Cut Silk Nightgown~ (X-Lg Sz- 44) Empress Josephine! Beautiful

1930s Bias-Cut Silk Nightgown~ (X-Lg Sz- 44) Empress Josephine! Beautiful

1940s WWII vintage nightgown by Ann's Nightie. lavender and lace.

1940s WWII vintage nightgown by Ann’s Nightie. lavender and lace.

1940's Fischer silk georgette bias nightgown Heavenly Silk Lingerie by Fischer bridal trousseau couture Bust 32 Unworn NOS

1940’s Fischer silk Georgette bias nightgown Heavenly Silk Lingerie by Fischer bridal trousseau couture Bust 32 Unworn NOS

1980s Navy Silk Slip Nightgown with Sheer Bust and midriff

1980s Navy Silk Slip Nightgown with Sheer Bust and midriff

1920s lingerie 1920s silk gown Black Silk nightgown

1920s lingerie silk gown Black Silk nightgown nude mesh straps

1940s Silk Nightgown M 1940s Bias Cut Nightgown The Fairytale Gown

1940s Silk Nightgown M 1940s Bias Cut Nightgown The Fairy-tale Gown

1930's Bias Cut Floral Sheer Nightgown With Blue Bells

1930’s Bias Cut Floral Sheer Nightgown With Blue Bells

Vintage Amazing JONQUIL Ladies Black Silky Beaded Lace Lingerie Peignoir Nightgown Robe Set 2 Piece Pristine

Vintage Amazing JONQUIL Ladies Black Silky Beaded Lace Lingerie Peignoir Nightgown Robe Set 2 Piece 

1950's 60's Old Hollywood Glamour Nightgown Salmon Pink Negligee 50s 60s Glamourous Womens Negligee Subtly Sexy Sleepwear

1950’s 60’s Old Hollywood Glamour Nightgown Salmon Pink Negligee 

All Vintage Lingerie pieces were found on Etsy, prices ranging from $15.00 to $425.00.

Sometimes elegance is called for when serving your Sir or Madame.


Bringing Sexy Back: A submissive goes “Old School” with Cuban Heel Stockings — Retro Chic (repost)

Cuban-Heel-Stockings

Retro 1950’s Cuban Heel Stockings

“Got your 6”

Seamed stockings are completely intriguing.

Add a stitched Cuban Heel and we are off to the races.

You can wear them in nude as a subtle hint of sexiness or wear them in black to make a statement.

Wear them any way you want, but wear them.

Bringing Sexy Back

Your Master will be appreciative.  

dievca knows. “Wink wink nudge nudge. Say no more, say no more.”

From Oct. 8th, 2013


The flowing Peignoir (lingerie)

I
Complacencies of the peignoir, and late 
Coffee and oranges in a sunny chair, 
And the green freedom of a cockatoo 
Upon a rug mingle to dissipate 
The holy hush of ancient sacrifice.
She dreams a little, and she feels the dark
Encroachment of that old catastrophe,
As a calm darkens among water-lights.
The pungent oranges and bright, green wings
Seem things in some procession of the dead,
Winding across wide water, without sound.
The day is like wide water, without sound,
Stilled for the passing of her dreaming feet
Over the seas, to silent Palestine,
Dominion of the blood and sepulchre.

~”Sunday Morning”, Wallace Stevens

Esther Williams – America’s Mermaid A peignoir is mentioned in opening chapters of the novel Tender Is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald, where it is described in the context of beach attire.

Peignoir
(pronounced [pɛ.ɲwaːʁ])
is a long outer garment for women which is often sheer and made of chiffon or another translucent fabric.

The word comes from French peigner, to comb the hair (from Latin pectināre, from pectenpectin-, comb) describing a garment worn while brushing one’s hair, originally referring to a dressing gown or bathrobe.

Very high-end peignoirs were occasionally sold with sheer long gloves and stockings made of the same material as the peignoir itself for wear to bed or on occasions where the wearer would be seen in her nightclothes; such as visiting or while sharing accommodations during travel. Contemporary peignoirs are usually sold with matching nightgown or panties.

This explains the confusion in dievca’s mind about a négligée and peignoir….both can be a robe or dressing gown. But a négligée can also be in the form of a sheer nightgown and peignoirs are usually sold in sets with a nightgown….whew!

Whatever…

dievca would love to wear a beautiful sheer, flowing, vintage peignoir set for Master.
Something to search for~


(old enough to remember) 8-Tracks!

dievca was rooting around eBay and ran into an 8 Track Tape of The Beatles: Abbey Road.

This threw her into a memory whirl of being younger than 5 years old, driving with her Mother in a Ford Mustang listening to Sesame Street and looking at the other 8 Track Tapes in the car.

There weren’t many in the car, so they are imprinted in dievca’s memory:


dievca immediately wanted to hear an 8 Track Tape play, again.

The songs fading out to the “Cla Chunk” sound from the player as it changes channels before fading back in. The tapes playing in a loop, the randomness of changing channels only to be transported to another song within the album created interesting playback possibilities. Don’t like what song is playing? Hit the channel button, Don’t like that song, hit it again. Musical roulette. Plus, simply put an 8 track cartridge in a player and the music played on a continuous loop for hours to enjoy.

Is there an 8 track tape comeback? Like record albums? Maybe. Music today is disposable, nothing more than a file on your computer or phone that you can’t touch. Words on a screen. 8 track tapes like vinyl records physically exist, hold it, analyze at the album cover. Like dievca did as a kid.

Another reason 8 track tapes might be coming back is the warm analog tape sound. They just sound better than the over-processed digital files of today. And of course, the hunt to discover and find some obscure albums. Take the Doug Kershaw: Spanish Moss album…where would you get that? In the early 1970’s dievca heard it over and over….she now obsesses over  the memory.

Maybe dievca could talk Master into buying an “at home” 8 Track Tape Player.
We could buy the 8 Tracks from here:

Wait! They are out of business, so let’s try eBay.
dievca knows that Master liked:

And this might create an opportunity to do a little 1970’s Cosplay:

Just as long as this doesn’t happen!
That would kill the groove~


Torsolette (lingerie)

Strapless torsolette in white lace, vintage lingerie, photo by Peter Basch 1963

In 20th century and contemporary attire, the term is used to refer to certain articles of lingerie where a torso-hugging camisole that resembles a corset (typically featuring decorative front or back lace-up detail). This item has a delicate construction and offers little or no figure-molding compression. This particularly a type of corset is known as a torsolette.

The undergarment is similar to a Victorian-era corset, but with less compression of the ribs. The modern-day torsolette features lace-up or hook-and-eye fastening, as well as boning or vertical seams for structure and support. It usually has brassiere cups and is distinguished from the bustier by its length. Sometimes it features detachable garters, or suspenders.

In American English, the torolette is known as a “merry widow” or “merrywidow”.

 

Merry Widow

A corselet was released by the Warner’s lingerie brand in 1952, named The Merry Widow, after the 1905 operetta which has been adapted several times into feature-length films. This new design featured demi-cups and a shorter girdle than its predecessors. This type of lingerie is also known as a torsolette, and is used in bridal lingerie, much like the bustier.

The original merry widow  incorporated slim panels of black, elastic yarn netting. A heavy-duty zipper was inserted behind a velvet-backed hook-and-eye flange, and the entire garment was lined with nylon voile. Nine long, spiral wires were encased in black satin.

Lana Turner is reported to have said, “I am telling you, the merry widow was designed by a man. A woman would never do that to another woman.”

 


“My what BIG eyes you have…” Tex Avery and Vintage Presenting with Givenchy

Sexy and Sassy Cartoons?
Hello 1943! with Tex Avery’s Short via MGM.
A little goofy retro humor for a Wednesday Morning! (about 2 minutes)

Why did dievca run into this short?

she spotted something she wanted to present in for Master:

An ode to a sexy Red Riding Hood.

Vintage 1980’s!

Givenchy Haute Couture wool knit dress in red and black with a red lined black hood attached. The dress has buttons up the front, structured shoulder pads, and is fully lined.

This beautiful vintage dress was made in France and has the black Givenchy label. The size is estimated to be a modern-day size 6/8 in the hips, but the bodice is larger than the normal size 8 so please use the measurements as a guide for the best fit!

BUST: 42″ WAIST: 36″ HIPS: 36″ LENGTH: 35″ SHOULDERS: 16″ SLEEVES: 24″

Where to buy the dress?

dievca doesn’t want to tell you because she wants it!
(Just ask her, maybe she will tell you. XO)

dievca wants to be Red Riding Hood for Halloween and Beyond!


Victorian Slang – can you guess the meanings?

Bitch the pot
Tight as a boiled owl
Quail pipe
Tallywags
Dirty puzzle
Cupid’s kettle drums
Neck oil
Dash my wig!
Tatur-trap
Tot-hunting
Bit o’ jam
Cackle tub
Shoot into the brown
Inexpressibles
Gas-pipes
Tickle one’s innards
Gigglemug
Mutton shunter
Beer and skittle
Bags o’ mystery
Crinkum-crankum

Can you guess what the words mean? (Answers below)

Bitch the pot = pour the tea
Tight as a boiled owl = drunk
Quail pipe = Woman’s tongue
Tallywags = testicles
Dirty puzzle = Promiscuous Woman
Cupid’s kettle drums = Boobs
Neck oil = Beer
Dash my wig! = Exclamation
Tatur-trap = Mouth
Tot-hunting = Prowling for Women
Bit o’jam = Pretty Woman
Cackle tub = Pulpit
Shoot into the brown = to fail
Inexpressibles = Trousers
Gas-pipes = Tight trousers
Tickle one’s innards = to have a drink
Gigglemug = Smiling face
Mutton shunter = Policeman
Beer and skittle = Good times
Bags o’ mystery = Sausages
Crinkum-crankum = Vagina

Thank you to Buzzfeed for a spark
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