A RARE piece of lingerie from the most sought after lingerie designers of her time! A jet black piece with pale pink appliqués and net trim! It's extremely well made, in excellent condition, and so fabulous you may want to wear it as a dress!I didn't notice any spots, holes or stains. It IS vintage so always keep that in mind... There may be light shelf dust... And signs of light wear. A piece this age needs extra care and should always be treated very delicately. As a lingerie designer, Tewi was active in New York in the 1940s. Her brand, Tewi Lingerie Inc. Was extremely successful, leading to Tewi winning a. Reporting on fashion trends that year, the.
Referred to Tewi's "naughty-nice lingerie" featuring "daring cuts" and racy. Two Thea Tewi garments are in the. A silk nightgown called "Busting Out All Over" and an embroidered silk and lace slip called Ripe Roses.
In 1947, the Textile Colorist journal, while reporting on Tewi's electric-blanket inspired nightgowns, noted that she had been named America's top lingerie designer. In 1950, Thea Tewi Lingerie merged with another leading company, Dutchess Underwear, to offer a line called Dutchess Individually Yours by Tewi.
In the 1960s, although Tewi was now regarded and established as a sculptor, she was still remembered as having been a leading high fashion lingerie designer. My dress form is a size 2/4 for comparison. The measurements are across when laid flat....
Waist - close to 15 inches across. Bust - approx 17 inches across (measured underarm to underarm)... Think it could easily stretch to 18. Hips - loose and open to at least 20 inches across. Length (as shown on dress form with strap included) from the shoulder area to the bottom of dress is approx 48 inches including net trim.
I love to research the items I sell and do my best to describe them but I'm not an expert. Please see the photos and judge the item type and condition for yourself. The item "40s THEA TEWI Slip Dress Black Silk Lingerie Pink Bows Appliqué Net Vintage" is in sale since Tuesday, February 13, 2018. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Vintage\Women's Vintage Clothing\Other Women's Vintage Clothing". The seller is "ivymaevintage" and is located in USA.This item can be shipped worldwide.