Rhinestone & Bead Studded Ecru Showgirl Bodysuit with Sheer Flower Cutouts circa 1950s
A show stopping stunner!
Mme. Berthè ecru heavy faille rayon showgirl or burlesque body suit with scads of sexy, sparkly details! Flower shapes are inset with sheer fabric, edged in silver beads and prong set rhinestones. Overlaid with a sheer ecru silk. Long back metal zipper with hook and eye at top.
Originally made with a bra built in but the cups had disintegrated, so I removed it and reattached the straps and put the piece with the original label into bodysuit as well. Hand written name "NINA" was likely the original show girl who wore it! Rhinestones and beads missing in a few places, areas where there were loose ends have been tacked down. Silk torn under left arm, secured with fabric adhesive. Repair at gusset. Sturdy and wearable. The minor flaws are worth it if she fits you!
36" around bust, 25" waist, 36" hips, 28" long