Being A Lingerie Fan

Sometimes running a lingerie blog is far more interesting behind the scenes. For example, the emails you get. Oh, the emails you get! Sometimes, they make you blush or even flush. Sometimes they are things a lady ought not repeat. But sometimes readers tell you things you simply must share. Such as an email from fellow fan of Dream Merchants II, “G”, who pointed out this stunning vintage nightgown saying, “‘Stunning’ is precisely the right word for this listing. And the nightgown isn’t bad, either.” I agree.

STUNNING 1940s VINTAGE BIAS-CUT NIGHTGOWN NIGHTIE by SHIRLEY RAY

Because I am all about sharing the lingerie information (as well as the gorgeous photos), here’s something the sellers have to say about this vintage beauty:

In the occasional quiet moment during the day, you would have every reason to allow your mind to wander off into thoughts of how, when you get home, you can wear your Shirley Ray nightie. Do look at our photos and take your time to imagine, to dream about how this could be you – because there is someone out there, the right shape and size, and with some spare cash, whose life could be transformed by a few square yards of bias-cut Cohama Honey fabric. From this era, you would think it has to be rayon and, to the touch (oh to the touch – yummy :o) it’s the sort of zingy that we get with rayon. But no, Cohama named this early type of nylon: Honey. Cohama made the fabric, Shirley Ray made the gown . . . long before overcasting machines were invented.

STUNNING 1940s VINTAGE BIAS-CUT NIGHTGOWN nylon by SHIRLEY RAY

shirley ray cohama honey vintage nylon lingerie label

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