1920s Silk & Silk Rafia Hem Flapper Dress

When I acquired this I almost passed it by, it had not been cleaned and it was only the silk cord raffia that swayed me to chance it. My cleaners took extra time and care and when I picked it up I was blown away! The body of the dress is a silk that drapes beautifully since it is bais cut. Inset at the neck and around each sleeve is that wonderful silk cord that is woven so beautifully. Cording has been hand swirled into circles and applied down the side and above the skirt detailing The lower skirting is astonishing and I took a photo flat so you can see how extensive and just how much of it there is! The silk cord is elaborately woven into individual petals and the set into the skirt and up each hip all the way around. When on a real girl this allows for a glimpse of skin and is crazy sexy! The dress is in excellent, wearable condition with proper care and the love it deserves. It is not just a dress but a work of art and the pictures do not come close to doing it justice - if you even remotely fell in love with it - you will faint from happiness to see it in real life. There are no closures - you just slip it on and go. This is really a remarkable twenties textile. The level of work in this piece would only be found in the highest couture of today! Museum quality.

Bust: 21" flat across from side seam to side seam and stays that width till below the hip
Length: 43" from shoulder to bottom hem, at longest point

The dress is unlined and slips over the head to wear. I found three teeny pinholes that are stabled and went through cleaning with no change, otherwise remarkable condition with no outstanding flaws to note other then natural patina.

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: MED-LRG

Item# D468

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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