1920s Floral Print Silk Chiffon Dress & Jacket

This is a wonderful bias cut, hand screened silk chiffon flapper dress. Constructed from an almost weightless silk chiffon, the entire dress floats and moves with the barest of movement on your part. The edges are finished with the tiniest of stitches and help give a subtle waving effect to them that makes it sit and move even better. The panels are all pieced and hand placed to create a tubular feel and then seaming allows the skirt to widen out and float with a little bit of volume. This same ruffled floating bottom effect is picked up at the end of each sleeve of the little matching jacket. It is extraordinarily lovely and wearable with care. These where meant to float over a smaller frame so when viewing the measurements look at them with leaving a bit of extra room in mind. A truly beautiful dress and wonderful example of the textiles from this era. Excellent condition

The dress is unlined and slips over the head. Hand finished edges. It is in what I would consider excellent shape with no real flaws to note. There was an area or two along the edges where a stitch or two might be missing but there are no true real flaws. The silk appears sound and wearable. The fabric is bias cut so does have some stretch form what is listed. Please remember that pieces of this age will have a natural patina and should not be expected to be absolutely perfect (though this is close). It is after all almost 100 years old!

Sleeves: 17"
Shoulder: 14"
Bust: 16" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Length: 14" from mid neck at the back to bottom hem

Bust: 16-17" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Waist: approx15" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 18" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Length: approx 48" from shoulder to bottom hem

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.

Modern Sizing equivalent: XS-SML

Item# D533

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.

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