Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Early 1920's Sheer Dress

From the seller:

Unbelievable to find a dress from the 20s in this condition.
Entirely made up of embroidered lace panels.
Would have originally had a slip or under dress as the dress is completely sheer.
No openings or fasteners, the dress slips over the head.

Excellent condition - one small rust mark in the back of the neck from with I surmise was from a metal hanger; One small darkened spot above left breast; One small darkened spot at hem.

Mannequin mesures 34x24x36 and the dress is a perfect fit.

From Me:

My guess is about 1923, give or take a year, based on the length of the dress. This over a silver lame or a pastle slip? It would have been stunning - Also! Great use for all those vintage trims that seems to populate four large boxes in my sewing room now...

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