Whatever you call them, I think they are the best thing ever. Especially if you do a lot of dancing and want to wear fun swirly skirts and still stay modest, or live in a city like Wellington, where every gust of wind puts your dignity at risk unless you wear trousers every single day.
Don’t wear skirts? Still the best thing ever – wear them as comfortable but sexy pajamas.
I just love tap pants and wear them all the time. That’s why one of my very first classes at Made Marion is a tap pants class – every lady needs her own super cute, super easy, super everything tap pants!
I’ll be teaching students to make two types of tap pants – a very easy post-1940s version with an elastic waist, and an earlier 1920s onwards version with a side placket. Silk, ribbons and lace insets optional.
Here are a few of my favourite historical tap pants, and tomorrow I’ll show you what my versions look like.
First off, my very favourite set ever. They come in yellow. Of course I’m in love.
Almost as good as yellow: peach satin with lots and lots of lace and little rosebuds. And a rather naughty lace inset!
The colour combination in this set is so striking, and the detailing is amazing:
For more crazy elaborate detailing, check out the vandyke details on this set:
I also love these sweet and basic utility undergarments at the V&A. It’s nice to see luxury combine with rationing!