1930s Purple Floral Silk Chiffon Gown

This thirties bias cut silk crepe gown is beautiful. It is completely cut on the bias so drapes and moves to fit you perfectly from the second you slip it over your head. I am sure the crossed, deep V was originally meant to be worn at the back as was the style then but it is so well constructed you can get away with wearing it either way - if you dare to have a plunge that deep in the front that is! The silk is feather light - you could probably pull this dress through a decent size ring its so fine a silk. The color washed out a touch since I style it over a white slip but it s true dark purple with fields of flowers from top to bottom. Lots of those fab period details - teeny gathers at the shoulders, pretty flutter sleeves and stunning inset panels on the skirt. It is actually astonishing how many seams make up this dress when you start looking closely! Truly a beauty and in fantastic condition!

Bust: 19" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15-18" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 18" from shoulder to slight drop waist seam
Skirt: 43" from slight drop waist seam to bottom hem at the longest point

The gown is unlined and semi-sheer. It has not closures and slips over the head. Hand rolled and stitched edges. The boas cut will allow for some give to the listed measurements - it will drape on a smaller frame and could probably go up one form the listed size.

Modern Sizing equivalent: SML

Item# E351

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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