VINTAGE VAN RAALTE 60s / 70s OPAQUELON NYLON HALF SLIP IN SCARLET RED - SIZE LARGE
A beautiful vintage half slip by Van Raalte in their fabric called "Opaquelon" in a size Large.
The color of the slip is not a tomato red but more of a deeper scarlet red shade. The pleats are tight & the lace is crisp and not limp.
The waist is elastic and measures 24-/12" unstretched & appx 33" stretched. There is some more stretch to the waist but you don't want it too tight.
The length from the top of the slip to the longest point on the lace is appx 31". The pleated scalloped lace hem is 9".
There are a couple of small areas on the inside of the waistband that need a few stitches to pull together but that would be an easy fix. The former owner made a tiny slit in the inside waist to probably insert new elastic in but it cannot be seen from the outside.
A small separation on the on the lower side seam where the lace starts where the 2 sides of the lace meets & at the top which has come unsewn but a few hand stitches can pull that together.
Think Marilyn Monroe or Elizabeth Taylor Cat on a Hot Tin Roof slip!
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