Vintage Lingerie

Drawers & Tap Pants

A Victorian woman started her marathon dressing session with a pair of drawers. Drawers are most often split (crotchless) and about knee length. Some drawers aren't split, and it makes you wonder how they worked, since they were under alll the other layers. Many times you'll see drawers refered to as bloomers, pantalets, or even pantaloons, which are really men's pants. Beginning around the 1920s, drawers morphed into tap pants, which had much shorter legs and a closed crotch.

Drawers & Tap Pants

1880 Drawers

1880s Ivory Drawers

Open crotch with lace on legs

1890s White cotton open drawers

1890s White Drawers

Open crotch with tucks on legs

1890s White cotton open drawers

1890s White Drawers

Open crotch with embroidery, lace & peach ribbon

1890s Ivory cotton open drawers

1890s Ivory Drawers

Open crotch with embroidery, crochet & pink ribbon

1900 White cotton French drawers with lace

1900s White Drawers

Open crotch, French, with lace

1900 White cotton closed drawers

1900s White Drawers

Closed crotch with eyelet ruffles

1910 White cotton closed drawers, full legs

1910 White Drawers

Closed crotch with lace on legs

1910 open crotch Bloomers

1910 White Drawers

Open crotch with narrow lace on legs

1910 Drawers with embroidered monogram

1910 White Drawers

With embroidered monogram

1915 Drawers with lace & embroidery

1915 White Drawers

With lace & embroidery

Lingerie set

1918 3 pc. Lingerie set

Corset Cover & Bloomers shown

Lingerie set

1918 3 pc. Lingerie set

Corset Cover & Petticoat shown

1930 Silk & Lace Bra & Tap Pant Set

1930 Bra & Tap Pant Set

Ivory Silk & Lace

1930 Sheer Black Bra & Tap Pant Set

1930 Bra & Tap Pant Set

Sheer black silk with Art Deco embroidery

1930 Peach Silk Bra & Tap Pant Set

1930 Bra & Tap Pant Set

Peach Silk & Lace

1930s peach silk tap pants with embroidery

1930 Peach Silk Tap Pants

Bias silk with embroidery

1930s peach silk tap pants with embroidery

1930 Peach Silk Tap Pants

Bias silk with embroidery

1930s peach silk tap pants with embroidery

1930 Peach Silk Tap Pants

Bias silk with embroidery

1930s pale blue tap pants

1930 Pale Blue Tap Pants

Bias silk with lace

1930s pink tap pants

1930 Pink Tap Pants

Bias silk with lace

1940s sheer black tap pants

1940 Sheer Black Tap Pants

Sheer rayon with lace

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