This flimsy wee number enticed me peruse a vintage clothing shop in Temuka. I tentatively and respectfully asked the charming proprietor if I could take a snap of this, subtlety gesticulating at the window. She said it was called a negligee, I replied that I knew this but I was too polite to utter the word in public. This style of garment needs to be backlit to bring out the details and lushness of the fabric.
It kind of reminds me of those old James Bond movies where all the women wore these and had double entrendre names. Interesting decoration under the windowsill.