From the 1930s or 40s, this simple black slip or nightgown is perfect beneath sheer (or scratchy) dresses, but the luxuriously substantial fabric makes it wearable as a dress. V-neckline front and back. Adjustable straps with metal hardware. Unlined. Some photos lightened to show detail. It is jet black.
From the estate of Elizabeth W., "Queen of the 60s Shift Dress." We believe this was one of several older items that belonged to Elizabeth's mother.
Labels: Terri-Lind for Lindner Coy (that's old-school shorthand for "company")
Max J. Lindner founded the company in 1908 in Cleveland, Ohio, selling ladies wear. By 1949 it had merged to become Lindner-Davis, which was again acquired and renamed Sterling-Lindner in 1958. The company closed in 1968. Trivia tidbit: Mr. Lindner was the paternal grandfather of Linda Eastman McCartney, late wife of Paul of The Beatles.
Fiber/Care: no tags, feels like thick silk but could be very high-quality rayon, washable
Condition: no flaws to note
*This slip or nightgown or slip dress is freshly laundered and ready to wear.*
- there's some allover give to the fabric, which appears to be bias-cut -
bust: 34"/86.25cm with room in "cups"
waist: ~ 33"/84cm
hips: ~ 40"/101.5cm
length without straps: 42"/106.5cm
(from top of "cup" to hem)
(BDV SKU: 00412-043)
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