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A vintage short ivory silk slip or tap pants, with the most beautiful inset lace and handwork I've ever seen. The silk is exceptionally fine, soft and light, the entire slip is handstitched (with the tiniest stitches imaginable), and has french seaming. The front waist is bound with a very narrow piece of matching silk, the back waist has an elastic band pulled through a casing, the panties fasten at the sides with two tiny mother of pearl buttons and loops. At the front waist and tummy area is inset this fantastic lace. I am not knowledgeable about laces, maybe Allencon?? The backing is a fine net with vines and florals worked in. Below the piece of lace are four sets of pleats, which are held down with inset pieces of the lace and appliqued vines and leaves. The hem is also trimmed with the beautiful lace, and more insets and appliques. The garment is cut straight like a slip, but has a panel stitched in at the crotch. The slip has a small 1/4 inch repair near the back waist, and a sort of pulled are at the seat, about 1 inch long and 1/2 inch wide. There is another small repair on the left front near the top, about 1/8 inch, and I see five tiny pin dot holes. There are two 1/4 inch repairs in the waistband. The top lace is in excellent condition. The lace at the hem looks to have had a couple repairs, which are difficult to see. No stains and no major holes or tears. The front lace panel is sheer. There is a white line down the center front of it in the pictures, which is the strap of a leotard that was pulled down while we took these pictures.
28 inch waist unstretched, stretching to about 32 inches
40 inch hip
15 inches from the waisband to the hem

Vintage Exquisite Ivory Short Silk Slip Tap Pants With Amazing Inset Lace Applique and Embroidery


  • Vintage item from the 1930s
  • Materials: silk, silk lace, mother of pearl buttons
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 745 reviews
  • Favorited by: 29 people