1930s Hollywood Starlet Burnished Gold Trained Halter Dress
This is such a beauty and absolutely screams 1930s Hollywood. It is made of an early metallic lame fabric in a deep burnished gold that really catches and glimmer sin the light. The bodice has a curved halter top that wraps around the bodice and up and around the neck. It leaves the upper back bare as well as the shoulders. This curves over the waist and hips fallowing in a fitted column to just above the ankle at the front while the back hem curves down in an elongated curve to create a train. Around the train the fabric is purposely caught up here and there so you get the teeniest bit of volume over the inner lining. Inside the bust is an second layer of fabric that buttons into place in paces rather then hooking which belies its early time frame. This acts in a way like a soft formed corset and will allow you to go braless if you wished. It is quite fabulous and though it bears no label is well made and so very wonderful! Excellent condition with a couple teeny things of note below.
Fully lined in a copper silk satin. It closes at the back with a zipper on the inside layer and hook and eye on the parts that cover that and extend from the front halter. There are button holes inside that don't seem to correspond to anything - I suspect that they button into a bra at some point. There are also a couple buttonholes that are closed and look to have never been opened so that is a bit of a mystery. This is all inside regardless so in no way impacts the wearing of the dress. I see a couple of teeny pinholes near the hem. These are stable and are only seen when laid out flat and looking for them.
One thing to note - this was made for a bustier girl and has that "over-coverage" feel of this time period. If you are tiny busted you may need the bust slightly adjusted.
Bust: 17.5-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Interior under Bust: 12"
Natural Waist: 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Front Length: 58" from waist to hem
Back Length: 80" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
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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