-- late 1920s/ early 30s ink black silk and chiffon dress
-- loose straight fit through bodice slightly tapered at the waist
-- skirt falls straight to a below the knee length
-- silk dress bodice features a V neckline with narrow scarf tie that extends down the front
-- wrist length sleeves are finished with wide chiffon cuffs
-- elaborate inset waist of printed silk chiffon featuring jazzy little white shapes
-- the inset waist sawtooths around the dress in shapely peaks
-- matching chiffon belt sits loosely around the waist
-- skirt continues from waist in solid black silk
-- two inverted pleats run the length of the front
-- dress is pull over entry with no fasteners
label: none present, exceptionally hand made
material: silk paired with silk chiffon
size: fits like a contemporary medium, please take into account that dress pulls over the head and wearer will need to be smaller than listed measurements for dress to fit
______ m e a s u r e m e n t s
waist: 35" (intended to be worn loose)
shoulders: 17" from seam to seam
bodice: 16" from shoulder top to waist
length: 42.5" from shoulder to hem
All measurements are taken while garment is laying flat and then doubled unless otherwise noted. Please allow yourself some "wiggle room" when determining fit.
_______ c o n d i t i o n
Dress is in exceptional shape for its age! Construction and style places it right on the cusp of 1929 to 1930 and the visible creases along the skirt hem tell the story of changes in hem length as dictated by fashion over time. There is a small repair to what I assume was a hole on the bodice hidden behind the scarf. There are also visible stitch holes along the side seams (as pictured) where the skirt must have been taken in and then let back out. I have made the decision to leave these seams as found to not put further stress and the delicate fabric. Dress is wearable with care and presents beautifully!
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.