Sunday, March 6, 2016

1920's Dress

From the seller:

Museum Worthy Exquisite Authentic True Vintage Flapper dress.

This dress was made for dancing and still remains sturdy enough for that purpose.
The gown is sheer and lightweight, possibly made of Georgette, Crepe de Chine, or Mousseline de Soie.This diaphanous green evening gown was designed to absolutely shimmer and glow in the ambiantly lighted ballrooms of the 1920s. This gown was not from Sears and Roebuck. It looks to be made from the sort of fine, carefully chosen (light yet sturdy) fabric with the exquisite detailing of an important designer. The front detailing could showcase just the right necklace, and perhaps was designed to. It may have come with a matching cloak and shoes. A sparkling diadem and a dazzling fan of egret feathers would make appropriate accessories. This gown could have been created by Paquin, Lanvin, Soeurs, Chanel, or Worth. This is a spectacular evening gown of the mid to later 1920's. It deserves to be treasured and preserved. Just beautiful.

Typical style of the 1920-30's Prohibition era: this is a boxy shaped beaded shift which pulls over the head and is heavily beaded with lots of pizazz. I wouldn't say the condition is perfect (there is some light staining and missing beads which could easily be replaced) but it's a show stopper all the same. The base color is a pastel Moss-Lime Green w/Silver Beads, Seed Pearls & Rhinestones.
Freshly laundered by hand.
Stunning example of an era gone by.

The model in wearing this dress is a size 36/24/36 (it was a bit baggy on her)
~ MEASUREMENTS (laying flat and across) ~
Chest: 19"
Waist: 19"
Hips: 19"
Length (shoulder to hem): 39.5"
Span of fabric at bottom hem: 64"
MATERIAL: feels like a delicate but sturdy cotton)
COLOR: Muted Moss-Lime Green w/Silver Bead, Seed Pearls & Rhinestones

From Me:

Another reason not to wear antique clothing - I almost didn't post a few of these pictures because you can pretty easily see right on through the dress and tell she is in no way wearing a bra. You can also see exactly what type of undies she is wear. However, I know a few people will want to see the beading and embroidery and more probably won't even realize the model isn't wearing a bra until they read this and go back and check. Put it on the dress dummy, not yourself or another human. Not only can we see through this, the oils on the skin only will further stain this and cause more dress on the fabric because humans move. Dress dummies do not move.

It is a 1920's dress but it's also clear the seller was putting every keyword s/he could think of into this listing.

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