Gorgeous 1930s Bias Cut Black Silk Velvet Dress w Incredible 3D Star Buttons
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 stunningly beautiful silk velvet dress. It is really just incredible and it is now so rare and hard to find these in such amazing condition. This is a dress that is meant to be on an actual body and my dress form is not doing it anywhere near the justice it deserves. The dress is cut in that loose and easy way that pieces from this time period were done in. It is meant to skim over the bust, waist and hips and then the skirt falls to the floor from there. When you are standing still the skirt falls in a smooth column but when you move you see just how much volume is there. The upper bodice is incredibly beautiful. The collar is high and the points on each side of it are exaggerated in length and size. The bodice is cut loose and easy. It gathers in slightly to the curved seam that sits just above the natural waist line. A little velvet bow sets at the base of the collar and then between that and the waist seam are two of the most incredible early buttons that I've ever seen. Each is a three dimensional burst to represent a star, or perhaps a snowflake, or even a flower. They are made of individual early frosted acrylic plastic beads that wire into place. The base of each looks to perhaps be an early dress clip that has been sewn into place. They are so pretty. The sleeves are the final perfect touch. Each is cut wider at their tops and then narrow down to the wrist. Once on an actual body this dress truly comes to life and it is magnificent. If you are a fan of these pieces from the thirties you know just how exceptional and rare it is. Excellent condition.
Unlined and closes with a series of snaps at the side and with a button that sits above a keyhole at the back of the neck. A snap at each cuff. Hand finished throughout. For a garment 100 years old it is in amazing condition. The bias cut should allow it to fit a range of sizes
Slightly inset shoulders: 14"
Bust: 16-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12-14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 14-20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 14" from neck to waist
Skirt: 47" 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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