Dating Brocade Blouse

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion Q & A' started by greatglenvintage, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. greatglenvintage

    greatglenvintage Registered Guest

    I'm having a bit of trouble dating this blouse. It has an Asian theme. One belt loop on the left with a matching sash. Not sure if there was ever another belt loop. Frog closures (at least I think that's what they're called) down the front. Very thick shoulder pads. Seems to be silk exterior (very shiny and smooth on the back) lined in very thin white silk that has started to shred in areas. No tags that I can find. Any help would be much appreciated!

    Edit: the website would only let me upload the pics below. The rest were "too large." I've never had that problem before...

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  2. It may be part of a pajama set from the 40s. With the lining it is older than 70s.
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  3. greatglenvintage

    greatglenvintage Registered Guest

    There are no labels.
  4. yumyumvintage

    yumyumvintage Trade Member

    Yes I think it is from pajama set from 40's.
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  5. bycinbyhand

    bycinbyhand Trade Member

  6. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

  7. Circa Vintage

    Circa Vintage Alumni +

    Agree: sweet '40s pyjama top.
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  8. greatglenvintage

    greatglenvintage Registered Guest

    The shoulder pads are covered by the lining, but they are quite thick.

    I have attached a picture of the lining.

    Were thick shoulder pads common in pajamas in the 40s? Would women have slept in this, or was it meant more as lounge/around the house wear?

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  9. StitchesandSnags

    StitchesandSnags Registered Guest

    Ooops. I thought I was on a different post - my bad! This does appear to be 40s - 50s. Shoulder pads were super popular in the 1940s due to wartime influence.
  10. greatglenvintage

    greatglenvintage Registered Guest

    Thanks. I know shoulder pads were popular in the 40s...I was asking if they were common even in sleepwear.
  11. StitchesandSnags

    StitchesandSnags Registered Guest

    From what I've seen they were pretty common.
  12. Rue_de_la_Paix

    Rue_de_la_Paix Trade Member

    My first thought was 1940s also. These look more what we used to call pyjamas (as opposed to pajamas). Nicole called it that as well. The difference in spelling was used to indicate their purpose. They were popular in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s for lounging, eating breakfast at home, casual entertaining at home with friends during the daytime, and of course there were also wonderful beach pyjamas for lounging at outdoor pools and ocean fun n' sun.

    While your pyjama top was probably not worn for sleeping, it certainly could have been slept in if the owner wanted to. But no, large shoulder pads were not common in pajamas intended for sleeping. Maybe for breakfast in bed, as in a bed jacket, etc.

    Yours is very attractive.
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  13. greatglenvintage

    greatglenvintage Registered Guest

    Thank you! I'm such a sucker for anything peach. I wish I had the matching pants!
  14. Linn

    Linn Trade Member

    I totally agree with Barbara's comments You have the top of a fabulous two piece '40's lounging outfit- not meant to be worn to bed to sleep in!
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  15. bycinbyhand

    bycinbyhand Trade Member

    Worn lounging not for sleeping. Very sweet piece.

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