Prettiest 1930s Bias Cut Transparent Floral Print Silk Crepe Chiffon Dress w Capped Sleeves

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 such an unusual and beautiful dress and the fabric is stunning. It is made out of a bias cut silk crepe chiffon with a deep blue base colour. This then has beautiful deep pink flowers mixed with pale yellow flowers and greenery scattered over every inch. The dress is completely cut on the bias. The neckline sips into a V and the bodice skims over you to a seam at the waist. I have added a ribbon to some of the photos so that you can see what it looks like with added shape. The ribbon is not original to the dress but will be included. The fabric is as light as air and the entire dress weighs ounces. The skirt has several yards of fabric in it and when you move the movement that the lightness of the fabric creates as it floats around you is incredible. The entire dress has a feel of transparency to it. If you are very brave you could wear it with something nude underneath or you can change the feel of the dress by changing the colour of the slip underneath. The sleeves are the perfect finishing touch and are a little unusual. They are these pouffed capped sleeves that are gathered along their outer edge. Inside of each sleeve is a little strap of material that connects the top of the gathering to the top of the shoulders. This just hangs suspended inside the sleeve to help hold it up and in place. I have never actually seen this before and it's quite clever. The very ends of each one is made from the same fabric as the body of the dress. It's very pretty. Excellent condition with one note below.

Unlined and slips on to wear with snaps on one side. Hand finishes throughout. I see a small repair on the top edge of the back and there is some thinning to the fabric around the base of the V. Please see the last two photos here. The ribbon is not original to the dress but will be included. The bias should allow it to fit a range of sizes.

Shoulders: 15"
Bust: 16-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12-15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 14-27" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 16" from top of shoulder to waist
Skirt: 43" from waist to the front hem, 46" to the back

Modern Sizing Equivalent:


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