sheer blouses

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  1. Louise Anne

    Louise Anne Suspended

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    Am I been stupid in thinking that sheer blouses were not worn say in the 50's with the bra clearly showing
    http://www.secretsinlace.com/product/758/Blouses
    to me this is day wear with that skirt

    Puzzled!
    or is it a new modern take on vintage and thus not vintage at all just nice modern clothes.
     
  2. scarlett

    scarlett One of the Regulars

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    Not stupid at all. That is a good question. I have a few vintage blouses that are sheer. Some have a small ruffle down the front or a sheer lace overlay but are still very sheer. I've always thought they were meant to be worn over a full slip and covered with a suit jacket. That's just what I've always assumed and never really thought more of it. The bra peeking through gives me a modern look and is usually how I wear them.
     
  3. Katinka von K.

    Katinka von K. A-List Customer

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    I don´t know about blouses made of fabric but I have knitting magazines dating to the early 50s that contain knitted blouses with the bra showing through. Maybe it wasn´t as untypical as we might think today?
     
  4. MissNathalieVintage

    MissNathalieVintage Practically Family

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    I've often wondered about this too. I noticed in the movie A league of their own Gina Davis is wearing quite a few sheer blouses and the cami is seen underneath every time not just a bra. I do recall a few other modern period movies fashioning the actresses the same way when they are seen wearing a sheer blouse. The slip or cami is always beige or white.
     
  5. katiemakeup

    katiemakeup Practically Family

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    It's a fine line to walk. I've never had too many sheer blouses, but had always worn a cami underneath. I guess if you have a super intricate bra/full girdle maybe, but I've never found the look to be becoming.
     
  6. chanteuseCarey

    chanteuseCarey Call Me a Cab

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    SLIPS were worn over the bra, whether the top layer is a blouse or a dress, sheer or not.
     

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