This is one of a dozen dresses from a single owner collection of beautiful 1930s dresses and I am very pleased to have this small capsule for you. Her collection was lovingly sourced over decades and she has decided that it is time let them back out into the world for others to enjoy. Outstanding designs from this era are increasingly hard to find. Her collection represents some of the best of the era that I have seen in a very long time. Most are in excellent condition and the few included in the capsule that do have some flaws are such outstanding designs that I feel there is still room for someone to love them and wear them as they are, or perhaps to put in the additional work to repair them. This is just a tiny sampling of her overall collection and I hope to have another series of these capsules in the future. Enjoy this first drop.
This dress is absolutely drop dead stunning. It is made out of a black crepe and is completely cut on the bias. Once on it drapes and molds to the body in a way that is absolutely fantastic. My photos do not come close to doing it justice. The upper bodice has incredible volume. There is an angled seam that sits under the bust and the fabric gathers slightly along that seam. The sleeves come directly out from the base of that seam and they are extremely wide at the upper shoulder and then narrow down to fit the arm to the wrist. There is this rounded drop of fabric that is then gathers into the seam that separates the two parts of the sleeve. The lower sleeve is shaped to the arm and there is a small gathering at the elbow so it can bend. The sleeves end in little pointed angles and they snap to close. Under the bodice it skims over the waist and hips and then flares out as it nears the hem. The bias cut molds the dress to the body and makes it incredibly comfortable to wear. The neckline is high and slightly draped out from the neck. It is detailed with gold sequins hand sewn into place. A decorative row of gold toned metal buttons runs down the back. It is incredible. Excellent condition with a minor note below.
Unlined and closes with a series of snaps at the side and at the back of the neck. Hidden set snaps on each cuff. Hand finished throughout and the sequins are hand applied. Some of the gold sequins are missing but could be replaced or worn as is. The bias cit should allow it to fit a range of sizes.
Sleeves: approx 27" and will come up a bit when on
Shoulders: no true defined seams
Bust: no true defined side seams
Waist: 12-14.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 64" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-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.