Dating lingerie help

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion Q & A' started by Tamzzyn, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. Tamzzyn

    Tamzzyn Registered Guest

    Hi all. Picked these items up today in a thrift store and I am clueless about how to date lingerie.

    The first is a strapless bra by Delores. It's not in great condition but at 99c I thought it was worth it to learn about it (and bras in general). It does not feel like nylon at all.

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    The second item is a corset panty thing with buttons and metal hooks. It looks huge but its actually a small. These feel like stiff cotton (but I am terrible with fabrics).

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    Thanks :)
  2. bycin

    bycin Guest

    The bra is 1940s. Patent date is 1944. See attached Screen Shot 2018-01-12 at 6.22.19 PM.png !
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  3. bycin

    bycin Guest

    I think the corset panty is also 1940s but more earlier.
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  4. Slimewarp

    Slimewarp Registered Guest

    Awesome finds!
  5. Rue_de_la_Paix

    Rue_de_la_Paix Trade Member

    That second item might be a woman's sanitary panty, for "that time of the month" to be worn with pads. Not sure, but I have seen similar.
  6. Tamzzyn

    Tamzzyn Registered Guest

    Thanks :) This is why I love thrifting! You just never know what you might find!!

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