Excellent Vintage 1950s Van Raalte Suit Slip aka Secretary Slip sz 34
Availability: in stock
Prod. Code: 119
This view with more light behind the lace shows it to its loveliest
This vintage 1950s slip is what is known as both a suit slip or a secretary's slip because it was designed in the 2-tone colors with white at top to show best when a working lady wore a suit or skirt. They thought of everything back then it seems. Van Raalte slips of this excellence in condition are getting harder to find all the time and they were very top of the line for slips. The Van Raalte label is placed in a side seam near the bottom of the slip rather than at the top of slip--that way it doesn't bother the wearer at the back bodice area...again thinking through in their construction. The lace of bodice is lined with soft nylon and the entire slip is "all nylon" per the label. The shoulder straps are soft nylon with white metal sliders I have two suit slips listed but the Van Raalte is the most vintage and also the one more sought after---therefore the different pricing--even though both are just lovely slips.
CONDITION: This is in excellent condition. I see no flaws and it doesn't appear to have had much if any use. Perhaps was never worn. If you can wear this, I know you will be happy. The fabric has good fabric smell and is sold from a no smoking home.