1960s Las Vegas Viva Sheer Negligee
VV Size Clara
This is a rare find - a fabulous diaphanous chiffon negligee from very late 1950s-early 1960s. A darling little number in a sheer true red with black velvet ribbon and embroidery detailing, and ruched side panels between the ribbon. Also features some darling novelty applique "stamps" to the front of the skirt that read "Monte Carlo" and "Las Vegas". Perhaps a special treasure from a gals honeymoon trousseau? A plunging neckline and a darling cross over back detail make this a very risque piece for its time!
A full swishy double layered skirt adds extra luxury to this already very glam and gorgeous dress. You could even add a full petticoat and slip and take her out for the evening if you dared - very unique and very special!
There is no opening or fastening for this, and goes on over the head so please check the measurements.
Miss Barbara is also modelling a 3 strand aurora borealis glass necklace which you can find here.
Exceptional condition. We think the velvet ribbon is rather short for tying and would recommend the addition of press studs for fastening at the back. We are happy to provide this service free of charge if required (make a note at checkout please). Otherwise this presents beautifully with no flaws.
All vintage clothing is measured with the garment flat and measurements doubled for width. Please compare these measurements to a garment that fits you well as often there is very little or no give in vintage fabrics.
- Bust - 39.5" (100cm)
- Waist - 31" (78.5cm)
- Hips - free
Our model, Miss Barbara, normally wears a VV size Clara and is 5'5" tall.
Please note we take all measurements in inches and provide a conversion to centimetres to the nearest 0.5cm for your reference. If you require any additional measurements, please get in touch and we'll be happy to help.
SEAMS & ALTERATIONS
There is no useable seam allowance on this garment to let it out anywhere, but it is possible to alter it smaller or shorter. If you would like to arrange alterations prior to shipping with our skilled seamstresses, please make a note a checkout and we will get in touch to discuss.
Please note our Authentic Vintage items are not held at the boutique location as it's just too small! We're able to arrange for items to be sent there if you wish to try them on, however this will need to be requested - drop us a line via our contact page to arrange!