1930s Blue and Cream Bias Cut Silk Floral Print Dress
A very pretty silk bias cut dress from the 1930s that has the prettiest white floral design screened onto the navy blue base. It is pieced together with minimal seaming. The movement you get once it is one is all created because the silk is cut on the bias. This all falls in a swath of silk from the shoulders and it is far prettier on a real body then how it has photoed on the mannequin. The front has an almost squared off neckline and the cut is cut simple and fairly close to the body. At the back, it is scooped into a low V and this sit above a tightly spaced row of buttons. Below this fabric that has been gathered to create a soft draped almost bustle like detail at the back and extra panels of fabric sit inside a pleated effect for a slight trained feel. The neckline is piped in a navy fabric and at the hem there is a wide band of cream silk grosgrain whose edge just peeks below the hem. This treatment at the hem gives it some weight so it falls properly. Excellent condition with one small note below.
The dress is unlined and slips on to wear with a series of hidden snaps under the row of buttons at the back. I see one small storage spot at the base of the strap of the shoulder (photoed) and the inside and edge of the hem show grubbiness.
Bust: 17-19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14-15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 53.5" from shoulder to front hem, to 57" at the back hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.