Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Sweet 1920's Day Dress

From the seller:

This is a Beautiful Vintage Chiffon & Lace Cocktail Party Dress from the 1920’s!

LABEL: none

Fabric is a light to medium-weight semi-sheer rayon chiffon … dark navy blue in colour. Netting lace with floral embroidery … ecru in colour. Dress has two layers of this material.

Design: Dress is made of two layers. The underlayer is a plain chiffon with short sleeves … top layer is sleeveless and is as long as the under layer. Wider rounded neckline with lovely net lace with floral embroidery (front and back) … tiny vertical accordion pleats run down top layer … net lace and embroidery insets at waist and down side … tiny self-fabric covered decorative buttons down center front and back and down side slits of top layer … the top layer is open at the decorative button sections … metal snap closure at front waist (in the lace section) which allows the top layer to open completely for getting on and off … metal snap closure at left breast on under layer.

Very Good Vintage Condition!! The dress does need a cleaning – the lace sections are a bit dingy but should clean up nicely. There is a hole in the chiffon at the right sleeve near the seam (see photo) … there are some tiny breaks in the lace here and there (nothing severe – tiny areas). See photos. A lovely piece of history.

Bust: 36”
Waist: 36”
Hips: 40”
Length: 44”

From Me:

This goes under the "If I don't see something like this in the third season of Downton Abbey, I will be greatly displeased" category.

1 comment:

  1. Hello, is this for sale? If so, please contact me:

    Thank you!