Spectacular 1930s Pink Tulip Printed Bias Cut Silk Chiffon Floral Print Dress w Caped Back
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 a spectacular piece from this time period. 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 as beautiful as it looks here 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 more of a column but when you move you see just how much volume is there. The upper bodice is incredibly beautiful. It is cut with all those pretty angled seams that you expect from a dress from this time. The front neckline drapes softly in a scoop at the front and then there is an attached capelet that falls over your arms and then drapes down to the middle of the back. Hidden under that caped part at the back is an open V that leaves your back exposed and bare. This gives an incredibly soft and romantic feel. The dress is made out of a silk chiffon that is as light as a feather. It has a touch of transparency to it and this gives the pattern a beautiful and light feel that is stunning. Tulips are mixed with roses and the print is done in a soft pink and purple palette with green leaves. It is completely cut on the bias. To wear it, you just slip it on and it drapes over you in the most beautiful way. 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. 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
Bust: 16-21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12-15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 63" 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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