Chic 1930s Silky Rayon Vibrant Floral Printed Dress w Flared Black Crepe Skirt
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 one of those absolutely beautiful silky rayon dresses that you can only find from this time period. It is in fantastic shape and is gorgeous to see in person. The top portion of the dress is made from a beautiful scarf weight silky rayon that tops a black silk crepe skirt. It has a classic late 1930s cut through the top with a more loose fitting bodice and softly draped sleeves. The neck dips into a V at the front and there is a notched soft collar that runs around that. The top is cut to skim over the bust and then narrows into the waist where a band of the black crepe gives shape. The skirt falls to below the knee and has a wonderful flare to it. It is quite wide as it swoops out and nears the hem and this gives it a lovely movement once on the body. The sleeves are long and pouf out above their cuffs. Rounded padding sits at the edge of each shoulder to give it a bit of a cap. The top is so pretty with its bright printed floral pattern that combine pinks, greens and purples. The fabric is cut on the bias and this gives the skirt beautiful movement once it is on. It is gorgeous. Excellent condition
Unlined and closes with a side painted metal zipper. Each cuff closes with a hidden set of snaps. Light padding at the edge of each shoulder.
Slightly inset shoulders: 13.5"
Bust: to 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13-14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 12" from neck to high point at the center waist
Skirt: 41" from high point at the center waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SMl-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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