1930s Blue Silk Velvet Rhinestone Gown

This is a beautiful early 1930s gown in the most striking brilliant blue! The dramatic color combined with the bias cut, sensual fabric is just stunning! It has a beautiful cut to it as well - the bodice is draped and has those classic intricate ruching that runs across each shoulder. Each cap sleeves has extra pleat work set at the top of each. The front plunges to the slightly empire waist and crosses over itself at the front to maintain the wearers modesty. The skirt is cut completely on the bias. There is a lot of fabric in it but when you stand still it falls in one beautiful sleek column and i is only when you move that the amount of fabric that is actually there is revealed. I love the double row of open circle, rhinestone encrusted buttons that are hand placed and sewn on the waist detailing. A matching velvet cord runs through them to give it a corseted effect. Well made and hand finished - its a beauty! Excellent condition!

Shoulder: 14"
Bust: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 14" from neck to waist
Skirt: 46" from waist to hem

Unlined and closes with a rare, fabric covered zipper at the side. The front rhinestone detail has a velvet cord running through it that you can tighten or loosen to adjust the waist a touch - its purpose is mainly decorative though -please use the above waist measurement as your guide.

Modern Sizing equivalent: SML

Item# E460

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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