Light as Air Late 1920s Unlabeled Fine Black Lace Dress w Matching Jacket & Rhinestone BuckleBelt
This is a gorgeous lace piece from this time period. It is so hard to find these in such wonderful condition like this on is in. Both the dress and matching jacket are beautifully finished. The dress is fabulous but was a challenging piece to photo since it is entirely cut on the bias and it is really meant to come to life on an actual body. My dress form is not doing it anywhere near the justice it deserves. If you even remotely love it ion the photos know that it is better in person
The dress has a higher set V scooped neckline at the front and the lace of the upper bodice is lined in a nude silk chiffon so you have the illusion that you can see your skin through it. Where the lace becomes opaque starting the top of the inner bodice it is cut into a modified sweetheart. Nestled in the V there is a little cluster of pink flowers. You get just a glimpse of the pink through the layer of black lace over the flowers and it is such a pretty detail. The waist is cut to be full and loose and the skirt falls under that in a column of lace. The skirt has yards of lace it in and when you stand still it falls in a smooth column but when you move it moves very prettily. There is a tier of lace that follows the angled seam at the low set hip and then a layer of lace falls over the inner silk skirt under that. At the back it has that same illusion panel trick over the shoulders and upper back. Over the dress goes the little matching jacket. It is cut to be very simple but with lots of impact. The shoulders are soft and it has no closures. Each sleeve goes to just above the wrist and then flares out in an incredible full circle of the same lace. This one also comes with its original belt. The belt is meant to sit low on the hips and is the final pretty detail with its silver metal buckle and inlaid rhinestones. Once on an actual body this set really comes to life. It is truly incredible and if you are a fan of these pieces from the late twenties / early thirties you know just how exceptional and wonderful it is. The entire thing weighs ounces. Excellent condition with minor note below
The dress is lined with a black silk through the body and nude silk chiffon through the upper bodice. It closes with a series of snaps down one side. The jacket is unlined with no closures. There are a slight marks on the lining of the dress under the arms but it does not show through from the exterior. Please see the last two photos. The hook on the belt seems fragile and easily bends but is there and functions. It may have to be reinforced at some point. For a garment nearing 100 years old it is in amazing condition
Sleeves: approx 24"
Slightly dropped shoulders: 17"
Bust: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 20" from neck to hem
Bust: to 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 56" from top of shoulder 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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