Wear as a quirky jumpsuit over suitable undergarments, or reserve it for the vintage boudoir, these antique, Edwardian combinations are very special.
In the earliest part of the 20th century ladies had given up the Victorian split crotch drawers and went for combination underwear, combining both chemise and drawers. For practical reasons they kept the split crotch.
These below knee length combinations, from France, are trimmed with dainty cotton lace at the neckline, knees and armholes threaded through with blue ribbon. They close with shell buttons at the front to waist level and are open from below the waist at the front to the waist at the back. Pure cotton. No labels, custom made. 1900s-1915.
Bust 91 cm (36")
Waist to 91 cm (36")
Hips to 102 cm (40")
Shoulder to crotch 85 cm (33.5")
Length 107 cm (42")
Very good. A few very minor spots and a small faint mark at one underarm, as shown. A pinprick sized hole in the back. The blue ribbon is not original, it's actually nylon ribbon.