New Arrivals: Summer Afternoon

Hanky Panky's Summer Afternoon Collection

Celebrate Hanky Panky’s 35th Anniversary with our limited-edition “Summer Afternoon” collection. This collection is made from vintage hand-embroidered hankies, pure silk ribbon and ultra-lightweight 100% cotton batiste, and was inspired by the first Hanky Panky designs from 1977.

Hanky Panky's original handkerchief lingerie featured in the Chicago Tribune. April 9, 1978. Photographed by Skrebneski.

Hanky Panky's original handkerchief lingerie featured in the Chicago Tribune. April 9, 1978. Photographed by Skrebneski.

Hanky Panky Summer Afternoon Cotton Nightgown.

Summer Afternoon Cotton Nightgown.

Hanky Panky Summer Afternoon cotton nightgown with fichu-inspired wrap top.

Summer Afternoon cotton nightgown with fichu-inspired wrap top.

The “Summer Afternoon” Cotton Gown features a hand-embroidered hanky yoke at the neckline. It is romantic,  lightweight and is finished with a delicate cotton Leavers lace trim at the neckline, straps, and hem. The cotton gown is also shown  with a wrap, which was inspired by a nineteenth-century fichu (a type of shawl).

19th century fichu and dress at the Putnam History Museum.

19th century fichu and dress at the Putnam History Museum, Cold Spring, New York.

Hanky Panky Summer Afternoon Cotton Batiste Bandeau, Wrap, and Bikini.

Summer Afternoon Cotton Batiste Bandeau, Wrap, and Bikini.

The “Summer Afternoon” Cotton Wrap (as seen on Ashley Greene in the August 2012 issue of  Cosmopolitan Magazine) has delicate cotton Leavers lace inserts and trim, and can be tied in the front or the back for two different looks. It is perfectly paired with the Cotton Gathered Bikini and Cotton Bandeau Bralette.

Ashley Greene in Hanky Panky's Cotton Top. Cosmopolitan, August 2012

Ashley Greene in our Cotton Top. Cosmopolitan, August 2012

Hanky Panky Summer Afternoon Cotton Batiste Bandeau and Bikini.

Summer Afternoon Cotton Batiste Bandeau and Bikini.

The “Summer Afternoon” Cotton Bandeau Bralette features an exquisite embroidered hanky insert at the center front, has adjustable silk ribbon straps, an panel of elastic smocking at the back, and cotton Leavers lace trim with elastic around the top and bottom for a comfortable fit. It is shown paired with our bias-cut Cotton Gathered Bikini, which has  delicate lace trim around the waistline and hem and is finished with a silk bow for a sweet touch!

Hanky Panky's Summer Afternoon Camisole & Bloomer Pant

Hanky Panky's Summer Afternoon Camisole & Bloomer Pant

The Summer Afternoon Cotton button-down Cami has lace trim and hand-embroidered handkerchief inserts. This camisole features an adjustable ribbon drawstring at the neckline and ties at the back waist for a customized fit. This piece was inspired by a late Victorian corset cover in the graduate study collection at the Fashion Institute of Technology. The camisole is paired with our Cotton Bloomers. These knee-length bloomers feature an elastic waist, lace trim at the hem and adjustable silk ribbon drawstrings.

Corset cover camisole, c. 1895. The graduate study collection at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Corset cover camisole, c. 1895. The graduate study collection at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

With record high temperatures this summer, we encourage you to try one (or all!) of our cool cotton “Summer Afternoon” styles.

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About Hanky Panky

Over 30 years ago, in 1977, designer Gale Epstein created a hand-made lingerie set for her friend, Lida Orzeck, crafted out of embroidered handkerchiefs. The original designs were the inspiration for the company name, Hanky Panky. Blending traditional with modern glam looks, Hanky Panky is a fashion favorite of countless celebrities.
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