1920s Embroidered Silk Flapper Robe

This is stunning matte silk satin faille kimono inspired piece that can be worn as a dress, a light evening coat or even for the boudoir! I fell in love the moment I saw it - it has a fabulous arts and crafts feel to it and I can just imagine the girl who carefully embroidered all those brilliant designs onto the black silk! The fabric is a good heavy weighted silk - it is most like that thicker silk faille you find in Victorian pieces. It is very well made with proper turned and finished interior seams. The embroidery is done by hand and that is clearly seen on the underside. For me the perfect touch is that huge button that sits in typical flapper style to one side. It is utterly unique and a wonderful, superb example of the time period. It is also very strong and wearable and appears to have been worn little if at all!

Shoulder: no defined seam
Bust: 25" from side seam to side seam and continuing to bottom hem
Total length: 46" from mid-neck to bottom hem

The kimono cut will allow this to fit a variety of sizes but please check the measurements above to be sure. Unlined but all the inside seams are turned and finished like french seams. The embroidery work is clearly hand done as seen from the underside. Very light fraying of the yarn threads here and there as one would expect form a piece this old. I do not consider this to be a flaw. It closes with an inside tie and that huge, front set, early plastic carved button and a fabric loop of the same fabric. Hand finishes.

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.

Item# S394

This garment is in clean, as found, odor free condition and was steamed and spot cleaned. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival

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Please review all measurements carefully. More often than not, vintage garments do not fit any size category exactly. If in doubt, measure a garment of your own that fits and is a similar cut and compare it's measurements to the listed measurements below.