VINTAGE RARE MERLE NORMAN TULLE & NYLON GRAND SWEEP PEIGNOIR & NIGHTGOWN SET IN LEMON & LIME - NEARLY 24-1/2 FOOT GRAND SWEEP!
A rare vintage peignoir & nightgown set by Merle Norman cosmetic company which started in 1931 by Jack Nethercutt. His aunt had a small cosmetic company and he quit college to join his aunt in business. They started the Merle Norman cosmetic company which later grew into over $100 million dollars in sales. I have used their cosmetics since the ‘60s & never had any idea that they ever manufactured lingerie items.
This lovely rare set is in a lemony shade with white tulle with lemon & moss roses & leaves. It was hard to photograph but the photos of the closeups are closer to the actual shade.
The peignoir is out of 1 layer of sheer nylon with a fabulous grand sweep of 293“or nearly 24-½ feet which is the largest sweep that I have ever seen in a peignoir in all these years of selling vintage peignoir sets. There are 2 huge fully cut bias inserts which is never seen in other sets to give it the gigantic sweep.
There are 3 covered buttons with a snap for closure. The sleeves are out of sheer tulle with yellow and green roses scattered over them. There is a tiny white miniature lace hem.
The nightgown is just as beautiful with 2 layers. The top layer is soft white tulle with the roses on it just like the sleeves on the peignoir. There are double looped sheer nylon straps. A fabulous ruched bodice out of double nylon with the yellow & green roses design repeated in the lace above & below the bust line. There is a bit of elastic under the empire-style bust.
The full skirt is white tulle with the same roses design over slinky yellow nylon for a fabulous look. An absolutely beautiful and so rare peignoir and nightgown set Merle Norman.
By: Merle Norman
Size: Petite & will fit a Size Small as well but go by the measurements for a good fit
Bust: all the way around 47
Bust: 30 - 35 stretched tight
Under bust: 26 - 29 stretched tight
Care: Hand wash & dry drip as with any other vintage peignoir set
Condition: Very good - some tiny picks which get lost in the voluminous skirt of the peignoir
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Vintage nightgowns & peignoirs may be delicate so I do not wash them in the machine. I wash them in lukewarm water with Woolite or some other mild soap, then rinse & hang dripping wet in the shower.
Since these are vintage items, a bit of extra care needs to be taken with them so they remain beautiful & I definitely would never put a vintage nightgown or a peignoir in the dryer as it would ruin it.
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