Racy fiery red lace pantsuit from the iconic U.S. lingerie maker, Frederick's of Hollywood. The company was founded by Frederick Mellinger (inventor of the push-up bra) in 1947, it's flagship store was located in Hollywood, CA. Mellinger returned from the war intent on giving American lingerie a much-needed boost, similar to what he saw in Europe during the war years. The company is mainly noted for it's catalogs and mail-order way of shopping, especially in it's first few decades. Frederick's was the market leader in lingerie in the U.S. until the 1980's, when Victoria Secret took it's short-lived lead. In it's heyday, Frederick's was a Hollywood go-to for starlets like Sophia Loren, Goldie Hawn, Farrah Fawcett, and before that, Marilyn Monroe, Jane Mansfield and Betty Paige.
This loungewear set is classic FOH style; sexy, daring, fun, a bit naughty, and, most importantly, very feminine. The wrap-style robe (or jacket) is lined throughout the body portion in red nylon with the matching red lace overlay; the flounce style sleeves are unlined and are just the sheer red lace with beautiful split ruffle cuffs. It has a matching tie which wraps from the left side to the right, passes through a slit in the right seam of the robe, then wraps around the back to tie at the left hip. When tied it creates a deep V neckline. The hemline of the jacket is shorter in the front and gradually becomes longer in the back, creating a sort of ruffle silhouette.
The pants are made of matching red lace and are not lined; they are sheer like the sleeves of the robe. They have an elastic waist. are a bit more fitted through the buttocks and thighs, then flare out into medium flare bell bottoms. The robe, when tied, provides coverage to about upper-thigh, the longer back of the robe affords full coverage of the derrière. Please note, they pants have been hemmed, so there is about 1.5" that could be let down to lengthen them.
There are so many options for styling this; to wear out pair it with a nude bodysuit, nude heels and bag or a black bodysuit, black heels & bag. To stay in, wear it as is, or layer it over your favorite lingerie underpinnings. Such a fun take on the 1970's jumpsuit & pantsuit trends. It's in excellent condition; freshly laundered and ready to wear. It's marked a Large but fits like a modern M+ - please check measurements.
Label: Frederick's of Hollywood / Glydons Made in Hollywood, USA
Fabric: 100% Nylon
Size: Marked Large / Fits like a modern M+
Back/Shoulders: 17" across
Bust: @36" with darts for ease
Length: back of nape to hem 30"
Sleeve Length: 24" at longest (inner wrist is longer than outer)
Pants: (pants have quite a bit of "give" to them)
Waist: Lying flat, side seam to side seam un-stretched: 9"(X2 + 18") Stretched: up to 15" (X2 + 30")
Hips: Up to 42"
Length: 39" (+ 1.5" of hem if needed)
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