Romantic 1930s Floral Print Bias Cut Silk Dress w Ruffle & Blue Ribbon Detailing
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 pretty little dress is made from a bias cut silk that has a slight crepe texture running through the fabric. The bias cut makes it drape and move unbelievably beautifully once on the body. The pattern is a pretty floral print that combines soft pinks, cornflower blue and a deeper navy. It's cut loose and easy through the bodice with a pretty scooped neckline. The waist is seamed but cut to be more loose and open. It has two attached wide blue silk ribbons at the front that you can wrap around and tie into a bow at the back. I love how these are set along the edge of the front panel so you get that pretty V dropped effect between the length of ribbon. You can tie the ribbons loose for a fuller cut through the waist or really cinch them in to add shape. The skirt falls from there and it widens out quite a bit as it nears the hem. The lightness of the fabric combined with the bias cut give the skirt incredible movement once on. It will move and flow around you with your slightest movement. The back is in an open V with the two sides crossing over each other at the base of the V. I think if very brave you might be able to wear this the other way around and have the V at the front. The arms fall slightly off the shoulder for a soft effect and each opening has this incredible ruffled finish to them. A panel of the same silk runs all the way around your arms and has the perfect romantic finish. It's an incredible and pretty dress. Excellent condition
Unlined and slips over the head to wear. Hand finished throughout. For a dress almost 100 years old it's in remarkable condition. This one is at its original shop label present was made in France. The bias cut should allow it to fit a range of sizes.
Bust: 16-22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13-17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to-24" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 59" from top of shoulder to 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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