Stunning 1930s Part Transparent Art Deco Pattern Cut Velvet Dress & Matching Jacket
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 a stunningly beautiful silk velvet dress. 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 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 matching jacket can be worm over it or separately. The upper bodice is sleeveless and is made from a black silk satin. It has a little bib panel at the front that has glossy black buttons running down its center. There is a row of functional buttons hidden behind it and I almost suspect that this panel was added at a later date and the dress was originally meant to be worn the other way around. it is so well cut that you could wear it either way. The skirt below that flares out with quite a bit of fabric in it as it nears the hem. The fabric is the most beautiful cut velvet with an art deco pattern. I love how you can see through the fabric in between the velvet parts. It is incredibly beautiful to see this play on transparency. It comes with a matching crop jacket that goes just to where the top inserts into the skirt of the dress. It closes down the front with hidden set snaps. It has no collar and it is cut loose and easy through the body. The sleeves are the final perfect touch. Each is cut to widen out dramatically and they have a good little flare at their ends. The jacket is entirely made of the cut silk velvet and it is not lined so again you get that incredible play on transparency and glimpse of skin through the fabric. Once on an actual body this dress truly comes to life and it is just gorgeous. Excellent condition.
The jacket and skirt are unlined and the fabric of the bodice is opaque. The dress slips on to wear. The buttons behind the front panel are functional but you probably wouldn't use them. The jacket closes with hidden set snaps down the front. It is meant to be loose and easy on the body.
Sleeves: 23.5" to the longest point
Bust: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Seam at bottom: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 16" from neck to hem
Bust: to 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from top of shoulder to waist
Skirt: 33" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-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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