Victorian Edwardian Lingerie Sleepwear

Victorian Edwardian 1920 1940 Ladies Lingerie Sleepwear Undergarments

The Gatherings Antique Vintage is very pleased to be able to offer you antique and vintage lingerie, sleepwear and ladies undergarments from the mid 1800's to the 1940's. In the middle to late Victorian era a lady's undergarments would consist of a pair of stockings, drawers, a petticoat or multiple petticoats, corset and camisole.

The dawning of the 1890's to 1910's became known as the "frills" period in lady's undergarments or lingerie as it was beginning to be called. Froths of lace ruffles worked with beautiful embroidery appeared more frequently on ladies undergarments than during the decades prior but not to the extent as at the end of the Victorian era.

The closing of the first decade of the 1900's saw undergarments not only changing in style but also in fabrics as man made fabrics appeared. It was only the beginning of the wave of the future.

Garments were then made of natural fibers, such as cotton and silk. During the first decade of the 20th century rayon and rayon blends made their appearance. Followed yet by other man made fabrics.

Antique and vintages ladies lingerie, sleepwear and undergarments have traditionally enjoyed being beautifully embellished with embroidery, fancy needle work, handmade laces and machine laces, with further touches of silk and rayon ribbon accents.

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