The Sheer Dress at Thanksgiving

From the Facebook Group Midcentury in Color, posted by Eric Hill

No turkey on the table, but I’m guessing this must be Thanksgiving. When else is pumpkin pie the only dessert?  As is obvious from the woman who is dolloping out whipped cream, sheer dresses were not only for the old.  Her see through top reveals not only a dark slip but also the top of her bra.  I wonder if matching slips were sold with the sheer dresses.

Where is everyone?  The only one ready to eat is an older woman wearing an apron.  Maybe those on kitchen duty got first dibs on dessert.

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2 Responses to The Sheer Dress at Thanksgiving

  1. Ceci says:

    The lady sitting down to eat seems to have on a pinafore type apron so maybe this is the kitchen crew finishing off the whipped cream (the real thing!), hot coffee and the last pie?


  2. Susan says:

    The brown slip matching the dress looks like they were sold together. The fact that it does not cover her white bra is (and was in the 1950s) just tacky! Even having a slip strap slide down your arm while you were wearing a sleeveless dress was cause for embarrassment in the 1950s and 1960s. (I was there.)

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