* VINTAGE 1980S GLAMOROUS NEW GILLIGAN & O'MALLEY DOTTED SWISS NETTING AND SPANDEX MERRY WIDOW BUSTIER 34 C
Just a glamorous vintage NEW OLD STOCK white dotted swiss & Spandex Merry Widow bustier foundation in creamy white and black. I purchased this bustier in the 1980s and put it in my lingerie drawer and never wore it. Then it was packed away for a move in 1990 and this moving box just opened in December 2022. I have tons more of boxes to open from that move with fabulous items in them which I will be putting on starting now.
A beautifully made bra underwired foundation with intricate black embroidery over sheer white nylon lining. There is also a foam like fabric inside the cups to give them a bit more support as shown in one of the photos. The cups are pretty heavily padded with a "shelf" on the lower inside to push one up and out. The low-cut neckline allows one to wear a lower-cut dress without the bra showing. Black stays on the front and back for support in keeping the foundation up and in shape. Beautiful black scalloped shirred nylon on the cups of the foundation with black embroidered leaves and flowers for glamour. More black scallops down the front of the busier on top of the stays.
Dotted swiss stretchy fabric on the sides and back. Two rows of 9 metal hooks and eyes on the back so the foundation can be adjusted tighter or a little looser. The back is beautiful with the contrasting black straps which meet the stays in back. Adjustable straps which can be removed to make it strapless.
Just gorgeous and feminine and perfect for wearing with your cocktail dresses or vintage formals.
By: Gilligan & O'Malley Intimates
Size: 34 C
Approximate Measurements – This means the measurements of the item listed – not of your own figure. You must be a few inches smaller than the measurements shown.
Length: From top of cup to bottom longest point of lace in front: 12"
Fabric: Nylon, Rayon, Spandex
Condition: Very good - line through name on tag - NEW OLD STOCK
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