Last Updated on December 1, 2022 by Dominique de Merteuil
EDIT: WITH GREAT SADNESS I HAVE TO ANNOUNCE THAT EVETTE DUBOIS IS CLOSED FOR BUSINESS 🙁
Evette Dubois lingerie is a perfect choice, if you have an appreciation for beautiful, handmade undergarments, based on true vintage lingerie from the 1920s-1950s, which will make you feel like a movie star from one of the Old Hollywood films. Melissa, the uber-talented dressmaker with immaculate attention to detail is the creative genius behind the fictional character of Evette Dubois.
“The inspiration behind my lingerie boutique and the life of Evette Dubois started some time ago when I was I child. As early as I can remember I have loved fashion and being creative in general. My admiration of fashion came from my wonderful grandmother Patricia. She studied in the field of dressmaking just like the two generations that came before her. My grandmother was fortunate enough to work at high-end boutiques during the 1950s on the prestigious Collins Street in Melbourne, Australia. She transported me into her glamorous world of fashion. Growing up she educated me about the fabrics, the cuts and the appreciation of the fine craft of dressmaking and design. Inspired by the nostalgic stylish world my grandmother painted in my mind, I too followed in the footsteps of generations of women before me and studied in this field of fashion also.”
Evette Dubois Lingrie
I’ve recently purchased a breathtaking silk eye mask from Evette Dubois lingerie (scroll down to see the details) and I’m already in the middle of creating a list of vintage-inspired slips and tap pants, that I will commission Melissa to make for me.
It’s simply Beyond My Control. Be warned, however, once you acquire something from her boutique, and see the beautiful box and the delicate wrapping of your gem, you will be instantly addicted to wanting more! It’s like a box of Macaroons, once tasted, you will be longing for more.
Beautiful jumpsuit in blue silk and pink binding and a dreamy, Art Deco-inspired, purple pyjama top.
Both can be purchased from Evette Dubois’s Etsy shop!
Evette Dubois silk jumpsuit.
Gorgeous vintage-style garters for weddings and beyond!
The Daisy-Mae vintage-style shoe clips are perfect for boudoir slippers!
My absolutely favourite 1920s-style silk robe trimmed with ostrich feathers by Evette Dubois!
A stunning silk pillow by Evette Dubois is perfect for an Old Hollywood Glamour boudoir!
I have been avidly collecting and selling vintage for over 10 years. During this time I have an array of vintage women’s lingerie beginning from 1910 to 1950. Every piece of lingerie tells a story and the fine detail that has gone into the construction of these garments of the past is a truly breathtaking art form. The fine silk fabrics, the vast variety of trims, lace and embroidery adorns each piece. I absolutely treasure this collection as each piece tells us a unique story that connects us both socially and historically to a past period of time.Melissa
The breathtaking silk eye-mask I’ve recently bought from Evette Dubois came beautifully wrapped in a pink box and a personalised thank you note!
My gorgeous silk eye-mask brings me beautiful dreams!
Madame ChiffonJune 25, 2017
Enjoyed this article very much– I have always loved Evette’s work. But please, I am dying to know when prints will be made available to purchase of you and Isia-Lilith in matching eye masks…?!!?
Dominique de MerteuilJune 26, 2017
I’m planning to get a big print of that picture for our bedroom but it didn’t even cross my mind to start selling print! I will pass that idea to Gregory Michael King 🙂