Vintage 1940s Sheer Half Apron - Red and White Poinsettia Flowers - 100% Nylon - Holiday HostessStyle
When I plan a menu I consider color, texture, taste and balance. Joan Crawford
A long time ago, this was how you dressed for your holiday party. You slipped into your pretty cocktail dress, you set out a tray of fancy homemade hors de oeuvres, you shook up a pitcher of clever Christmas cocktails and you went out to greet your guests. In your apron.
Not the workhorse apron that handled all the behind the scenes chores when it came to food prep. Not the apron that had splatters and stains and a bit of kitchen grease woven permanently into its fabric. Not the apron that was tattered and faded from years of use. No, you didn't greet your guests in that one. You greeted your guests in this apron. The one with the sheer nylon fabric and the pretty poinsettia flowers on the pocket.
This apron. The one that knew no actual messy work. The one that had never seen a sinkful of dirty dishes or a tomato sauce covered counter. No no. This was a party after all, and in such cases, when you were greeting guests, as a hostess at home, you put on your ball gown of aprons. This one. Made of gauzy material, thin and delicate. The one that was soft and silky to the touch, should anyone brush past you while filling glasses. This one, that not only looked flawless but made you look flawless too. Like the throwing together of this party was absolutely no trouble or work or effort at all. Indeed. This was party after all. Only beauty and cheer were welcome here!
Because these types of vintage nylon aprons saw such little use, they have traveled the decades marvelously. There is not a thread out of place, or a spot or a stain to seen on this delicate darling. And why would there be?! Nothing exasperating ever happened back then:)
- Embroidered pocket with poinsettia flowers
- Ruffled trim
- Red satin ribbon
- Half apron size
- Made of 100% nylon
Gorgeous like brand-new condition. Absolutely no spots, stains, or pulled threads.
There are no sizing tags on this garment but it will fit a small to medium frame. Laying flat, the apron measures as follows...
Across waist: 19" inches
Waist to hem: 17.5" inches
Length of each apron string 22" inches