Hello and welcome to the Textile Trunk! Such a gorgeous black silk slip! This dates to the late 19th century, and has been cut along the bottom with pinking shears.
As a slip, this would have been worn under a dress, probably underneath of a corset as the closest to skin layer. I haven't seen anything like this - an amazing example of a historical undergarment! It doesn't get any better! This piece could also be great for study or for design inspiration as well!
MEASUREMENTS : This gorgeous Vintage French slip measures : 33 inches long 37 inch chest 43 inch waist 8.5 inches from shoulder to shoulder (strap to strap) CONDITION : This textile is in as found, not freshly laundered condition. The seam has split at the waist on one side, there is an opening of about 2 inches, which could be repaired if you so desire!
Otherwise, this slip is in wonderful condition indeed, with signs of time and use often inherent in these wonderful textiles! This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Women\Women's Clothing\Dresses".
The seller is "loodylady" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.