Pink silk bralette or cropped camisole - an early version of the bra. It is finest silk with a wide ivory cotton lace border around the top. The lace is threaded through with satin ribbon which ties at the front. The shoulder straps are pink silk ribbons criss-crossed. Closes at the front with little buttons beneath a placket. The lower edge is elasticised. No tags - 1910s-1920s.
Bust 91 cm (36")
Under bust 84 cm (33") - On elastic
Length not including the straps 23 cm (9")
Fair to good. There is a small hole in the side front 2 x 3 mm, see photo 2. The ribbon in the lace is not original, although it is vintage, and it does have a small pink mark, see last photo. I have replaced the elastic.