1930s Silk Taffeta Bias Cut Gown

Absolutely stunning silk taffeta (but so lightweight - I suspect it has a shot of silky rayon mixed in for a bit of fluidity) that has the most beautiful washed floral design hand screened in soft feminine pinks, lavenders and just a touch of green. It is a masterpiece of seaming - its literally pieced together, with each piece that creates movement cut on the bias. Literally a marvel of design! The more you realize how many individual panels are used to create what at first glance is one column is incredible. The back is genius, a low V and fabric that has been gathered to create a soft draped almost bustle like detail at the back. All the edges are piped in a matching fabric. It is truly a beautiful piece and one of my personal favorites. Excellent condition.

Bust: 18" from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13" from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18" from side seam to side seam
Total length: 56" shoulder to bottom hem

The dress is unlined and slips over the head to wear

Modern Sizing equivalent: XS-SML

Item# E276

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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