Stunning 1930s Unlabeled Black Silk Crepe Dress w Brilliant Pink & Coral Floral Print
The three dresses I have for you today are more from that same single owner collection that I recently did two capsules from. 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. The first two drops centered around the 1930s but we have expanded into her collection to add some other decades this time as well. Outstanding designs from these eras are increasingly hard to find. This one is drop dead gorgeous and even better in person.
This is such a pretty one. It is made of a beautiful light silk crepe and this fabric choice has held the colour beautifully all these years. The fabric alone is something you will never see in today's modern fabric production. If you are a collector of pieces from this time period you know what I'm talking about. The dress slips over the head and zips to close down one side. The silk is light in weight and is cut to skim over you. I love the vivid floral print that runs over the entire dress. The colours are amazingly bright still and it feels joyful just to look at. The coral and pinks just pop off the inky black backdrop. The neckline is squared off at both the front and back. The sleeves come out from the sides of the neckline and then float over the top of the shoulders. There is some volume to them and on the sides they cross over each other. It is really a pretty and unusual detail and one of those things that makes this so identifiable as being from the thirties. The waist is seamed with that pretty angled seaming of this time period and on one hip there is a gathered swag of silk that gives some extra volume there. You could belt the waist to add some shape. Two vents are at the bottom of the hem on each side so the dress has a little kick when you walk. This one is an absolute beauty. Excellent condition
Unlined and closes with a side zipper. Light hand made padding in each shoulder. Hand finishes throughout
Bust: to 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 56" from top of shoulder 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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