Black Silk & Lace Ribbonwork Step In

Black Silk & Lace Ribbonwork Step In, c. 1920s, USA. The Underpinnings Museum Photo by Tigz Rice

Date: c. 1920s

Origin: United States

Fabric: Silk

Brand: Custom made


This silk georgette step in has a simple cut, typical for early 1920s lingerie. The chemise shape is based on rectangles with gathers at the waist for shaping and a simple strip of ribbon forming a gusset between the legs. This ribbon style was one of the earliest forms of gusset in women’s underwear. The leg and bust are trimmed with silk leavers lace, with the neckline bound in silk ribbon and silk ribbon straps. The centre front has an appliquéd lace motif, with a silk ribbonwork motif at the left of the underbust.


From the collection of Karolina Laskowska

Museum number: KL-2017-056


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