1920s Silk Chiffon Bias Cut Day Dress

This is yet another piece 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 but the overall effect is soft and romantic - almost dreamy!† The piece work to create the skirting in particular is extraordinary - it actually used curved seams where the panels are inserted to create the shape! I cannot even imagine working with the fabric ot do that! A romantic caped bodice tops the almost weightless panelled skirting. The entire dress floats and moves with the barest of movement on your part. The edges are rolled and cross stitched. It is extraordinarily lovely and still strong 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 in excellent condition!

Bust: 22" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Waist: 20" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: approx 18 from shoulder to dropped waist
Skirt: approx 33" from the dropped waist to bottom hem

The dress is fully lined with a pink crepe silk that feels like it was hand washed at some point but is strong and stable. The upper bodice is lined in netting. It slips over the head and has an attached waist with a jeweled clasp. Hand rolled edges and hand finished. It is in what I would consider excellent shape with no real flaws to note. 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# D367

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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