Stunning 1930s Deep Jewel Toned Merlot Bias Cut Silk Velvet Halter Dress w Low Back

This is a beautiful early 1930s dress that is the most striking jewel toned merlot coloured silk velvet. The colour is so dramatic and rich feeling. That, combined with the bias cut that it has and its lovely cut, make it one of the best thirties pieces I have seen in a while. It feel incredibly modern despite being almost 100 years old. The cut is stunning and everything you want from a dress from this era. The bodice is cut into a softly draped halter that curves over the breasts and plunges down at the front. Two velvet straps curve over each shoulder and run down to meet the low set seam at the back. This leave you bare across the back. The front plunges to the angled seam set under the bodice. The skirt is set into that seam and it is completely cut on the bias. There is actually several yards of fabric in the skirt but when you stand still it falls in one beautiful sleek column. It is only when you move that the amount of fabric that is actually there is revealed. It is well made and hand finished throughout. There is a B. Altman tag on the inter of the skirt. It is a beauty. Excellent condition with a minor note below

Unlined and closes with a side set metal zipper. I see one tiny repair on the interior of the bodice and there are some minor flattened marks on the back skirt. Please see the photo after the label shot. The bust has a lot of draped fabric so should work on a variety of cups

Bust: 16-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Length: 62" from shoulder to hem but will come up a bit when on the body

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# E694

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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