Stunning 1930s Black Silk Velvet Bias Cut Dress w Top Stitched Sleeves & Silver Glitter Buttons
This is one of a dozen dresses from a single owner collection of beautiful 1930s dresses and I am very pleased to have this small capsule for you. 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 another series of these capsules in the future. Enjoy this first drop.
This is a stunning inky black silk velvet dress with beautiful detailing. These are always a challenge to photo since it is entirely cut on the bias and is really only best seen on an actual body. My dress form is not doing it anywhere near the justice it deserves. The bodice is cut to drape loose and easy over the bust with the waist brought in just a touch through angled seaming. It skims over the hips and the skirt falls to the floor under that. When you stand still the skirt falls in a smooth column but when you move you get a pretty amount of volume and movement. The dress slips over the head to wear and has an opening at the neck that does up with a series of silver glitter buttons. This is then topped by a dramatic and oversized pointed collar. I Think that you could actually wear this dress either way around and I wasn't 100% sure which way it was meant so I have photoed it both ways. Wearing the buttons to the front gives you a little bit of glitzy detail there and if you wear them to the back you get a more covered feel to the dress. The final touch on this one are the incredible sleeves. They are cut extremely wide and sit just off the shoulders. The velvet is top stitched all the way around to give them a touch of stiffening so that they hold that stunning wide shape you see. It's insanely beautiful and I love it. If you are a fan of these pieces from the late twenties / early thirties you know just how exceptional and rare it is. Excellent condition with a small note below.
Unlined and slips on to wear with buttons at the neck as described above. All the inner seams are finished by hand. I see a small repair on a tiny spot near the hem and some reinforcement on some seams here and there. These are extremely minor and mentioned for accuracy only. For a garment almost 100 years old it is in amazing condition. The bias should allow it to fit a range of sizes.
Shoulders: no true defined seams
Bust: to 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 11-17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 16-22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 59" from neck 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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