Waist: 26” flat; easily stretches up to 32”
Hip: lining layer is 41” flat, to fit best for up to 39” maximum
Length: 21” Inseam: 7.5” (with extra-long rise/dropped crotch seam)
Label: Seamprufe (vintage size M)
This unusual item of vintage lingerie is one we have never encountered before: a circa 1950s-60s split-skirt half-slip or crinoline! With the legs together, it looks like a normal crinoline slip, with a hem shaped like a late 1950s-early 1960s bubble skirt. However, it is actually more like knee-length bloomers, made of traditional mid-century lingerie material. The outermost layer is black sheer nylon, over a middle layer of black nylon tulle (for added fullness from hips to hem) and an innermost, lining layer of reddish-brown nylon. Although the two outer layers are sheer, the lining layer is opaque enough that the slip could also be worn on its own, as well as under clothing. The super-wide legs are gathered at each leg opening, creating the “bubble” hem. The slip has an elastic band waist, which is a bit stretched out from wear or age, but still has some give to it. There are no other issues to note, and it is in very good condition. This rather unique, 1950s or early 1960s bloomer-style crinoline is brilliant solution to the issue of one’s thighs rubbing together, and also a great way to avoid any modesty issues when dancing!