Vintage Nightie 1940s Blue Silky Rayon Nightgown w Lace Trim Size 36


Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing

This is a lovely vintage nightie made of light blue rayon fabric - the fabric has a slinky, silky feel to it.  It has a V shaped crossover neckline with lace trim on the edge and lace insetting on either side.  It has a high set wide band waistline that is gathered in tucks at the top seam and also gathered at the top of the shoulders in order give the bosom some volume.  The top of the shoulders are smocked.  The upper back has a deep V opening.  The skirt of the nightie is constructed to fall in drapes with a wide flare at the bottom.

Age: 1940s


The label has been partially cut, so that all can be read is “Styled”, but I’ve had other nighties with this label which should read “Styled by Silknit”

Sizing: There is size label that reads “36” - although this should fit a medium size, please rely on the following measurements for fit, taking the style of the garment into account:

Bust: 36” around

Waist: 32” around

Hips:  45” around, but meant to fall loosely

Length: 59”, measured flat

Condition:  It is in very good condition with no wear, tear, splits, odors or stains - there is one small manufacturing defect at the back lower shoulder area (please see the last close-up photo) that looks like the loom wove around a tiny piece of wool, very small and really minor.  This nightie was well stored over the years and looks like it saw little use.  

This is a wonderful old nightie - lovely style and fabric!