1920s Pretty Print Silk Chiffon Dress

This dress is from that same estate that produced an important Worth cape and the woman who owned these pieces was both wealthy and well travelled. This is a wonderful bias cut, hand screened silk chiffon flapper dress. The color is slightly more vibrant in person and would be more so with a slip or under dress to contrast the color with! Constructed from almost weightless silk chiffon the entire dress floats and moves with the barest of movement on your part. The edges are rolled and then stitched. I love the asymmetrical neckline with the attached scarf detail. The panels are all pieced and hand placed to create a tubular feel till the skirt which floats out at the bottom. It is extraordinarily lovely and wearable with care. These where meant to float over a smaller frame so I have listed it as SML-MED but it is flexible in terms of size. A truly beautiful dress and wonderful example of the textiles from this era.

Sleeves: 24"
Bust: approx
23" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Waist: approx 21" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Length: approx 51" from mid neck at the back to bottom hem

The dress is unlined and slips over the head. Hand rolled edges and hand finished. It is in what I would consider excellent shape with no real flaws to note. There was an area or two where the threading had weakened and it has been re-stitched at some point - it is sent as found. The silk appears sound but I have a feeling you may have to reinforce the seams here and there down the road - thread tends to go faster then the silk in pieces of this age 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!

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: SML-MED (6-10)

Item# D368

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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