1920s Deep Fuchsia Pink Velvet Dress w Gold Lame Flowers & Trim
This exceptional 1920s dress is extra special because of both its condition and that extraordinary and unusual color. You rarely find bright vivid pieces like this from this time period and certainly not in this condition. The dress is made from a luxurious deep fuchsia pink silk velvet. The bodice is cut to skim over the bust with a slightly dropped waist typical to the time period. The skirt is gathered into the dropped waist so that it has a bit of volume below and to the hem and it is cut longer at the back then the front. Accenting the pink are gold lame details and the fabric used for the gold parts is the real metal thread lame that you will never find in modern clothing. It is used first at the collar which circles the neck so prettily with a little gather at the front. At the back there is a darling little bow with ties that extends down the length of the back and here the gold is mixed with the pink velvet. At the waist there is a pretty little flower made out of the gold lame and another gold flower is set onto the skirt. It is stunning. It has the perfect bit of weight to it so that the dress hangs perfectly once it is on the body. It is an absolute treasure. It is such a rarity to find a piece this old and in this condition considering it is entirely original and so many of the pieces you see at market at this level of condition have had restoration work done to them. Excellent antique condition with some small flaws inherent to its age and noted below.
The velvet is self lined and the dress closes down the side with snaps. For an original piece that is now almost 100 years old I would rate this as excellent overall condition. I see some wear to the gold lame here and there, most notably on the piping around the arms, both shows shattering and you can see the cording that the gold was piped around in areas, There is a shiny mark to the velvet on the front bodice and some marks on the skirt. The last four photos show these areas. There may be minor scuffs here and there but the dress is sound, strong and wearable. The color is deeper and richer in person. Hand finished throughout
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 41" from shoulder to hem at the front, 45" to the back hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
Note that antique and twenties pieces are final sale. They will be packed exceedingly well and we only sell pieces that will stand up to the stress of shipping, however, having pieces potentially shipped multiple times through multiple customs and countries is too hard on garments that are historically important and deserve to be treated with love and care. Please purchase accordingly.
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.