Beautiful 1930s Bias Cut Heavy Silk Satin Floral Print Dress w Scalloped Edged Jacket
I am so excited to bring you the second part of our 1930s capsule. This is one of a dozen dresses from a single owner collection of beautiful 1930s dresses. Her collection was lovingly sourced over decades and she has decided that it is time let them back out into the world for others to enjoy. Outstanding designs from this era are increasingly hard to find. Her collection represents some of the best of the era that I have seen in a very long time. Most are in excellent condition and the few included in the capsule that do have some flaws are such outstanding designs that I feel there is still room for someone to love them and wear them as they are, or perhaps to put in the additional work to repair them. This is just a tiny sampling of her overall collection and I hope to have more of these capsules for you in the future.
This is a stunning dress made of a heavy rich feeling silk satin that is completely cut on the bias. The fabric alone is something you will never see in today's modern fabric production. It is not so heavy that it feels uncomfortable but it does have a good weight that feels beautiful on the body. If you are a collector of pieces from this time period you know what I'm talking about. The dress slips over the head and drapes into place with little snaps on one side. The silk immediately will mold to your curves as it drapes and skims down the body from bust to hips. As it nears the hem it flares out beautifully. I love the vivid floral print that runs over the entire dress. The colours are amazingly bright still and it feels joyful just to look at. This one also comes with a light and easy jacket that is made of the same silk as the dress. It has pretty capped sleeves and a curved scalloped finish that runs all the way around its edges. The front dips into a V and the back has a much deeper V. The dress is so well made that I think you could wear it either way around depending on how brave you want to be. I photoed it with the deeper V to the front and to the back. I also added a pretty black ribbon around the waist to show how you can add some shape. It is not original to the dress but will be included. The feel of the dress changes dramatically whether you wear it on its own with just the jacket, with a belt, or with all three pieces combined and of course with the deeper V to the back or front. I love that about it because it just gives you more options on how you're able to wear it. This one is an absolute beauty. Excellent overall condition with a small note below.
Unlined and slips on to wear with snaps on one side. The jacket has no closures. Cut on the bias. All the inner seams are finished by hand. I see a small run of colour on one flower on the bodice. It's just like part of the pattern but I've included a photo of it here for you to see. Please see the last four photos here. The ribbon belt is not original but will be included. For a garment almost 100 years old it is in amazing condition. The bias should allow it to fit a range of sizes.
Bust: 14-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 11-16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 14-21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 59" from top of shoulder to hem
Bust-bottom seam: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 15" from neck to back hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED
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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