The measurements (approximate) of the dress and slip are as follows. Bust (pit to pit) 38+ (bias cut). Empire waist (no stretch) 28. True waist 30+ (bias cut). Shoulder to hem 54" (front) to 59" (back).Bust (pit to pit) 36+ (bias cut). Shoulder to hem 55 1/2.
These measurements are roughly equivalent to a modern US size 8-10, but the measurements do not correspond exactly to modern sizing. Please review the measurements carefully and compare them against a dress that fits you well to ensure a good fit. There is significant stretch to the fabric of both the dress and slip because of the bias cut. There are no fabric labels in either the dress or the slip, but I believe the fabric of both pieces is silk. There are no major condition issues with the dress that I could find, although there are some issues with the slip.These are vintage garments that are up to 95 years old, and there may be some minor signs of age related wear. The silk chiffon fabric of the dress is both strong and soft, and resilient - it stretches easily. There are no underarm stains or other issues, but there is some seam stress on the empire waist seam that would benefit from the addition of a bias cut silk seam tape to stabilize it, and there are handful of small, minor pale spots. There is some feathering along the edges of the seam allowances of the dress. I found 1 pinhole, and although I cannot say with absolute certainty that there are no others, I looked the dress over carefully and did not see any.
The side waist snaps could do with a few stitches to tighten them up. There are some flaws in the slip, notably weakness of the silk around the front of the bodice, some holes below the point of the low V back, and a broken ribbon strap which is held together with a pin. The slip could be worn with care, but would not withstand strenuous activity, and may be better used as a pattern for a new slip. The silk chiffon of the dress is a delicate fabric to start with, and it is now around 90 years old, but with stabilization of the seam stress on the empire waist seam is strong and wearable with care. Strong enough to be worn for a photo shoot or a wedding, but not strong enough for strenuous activity.
The dress is clean and fresh (although I did not launder it - it has been steam-cleaned), in excellent condition except these few minor flaws, and ready to wear to your 1930s garden party or other fancy event. A lovely dress for an outdoor venue because of how it floats on the breeze.Picture the dress with gloves (not included) and a wide period platter hat as shown (not included - see our other listings). This is NOT a reproduction or a cheap offshore imitation - this is an all original 1930s fancy day or evening dress featuring a classic deco design and a fun scattering of red polka dots on cream silk chiffon. Please read the description carefully, enlarge and view the photos in detail which form part of our description, and ask any questions before purchasing. Another amazing, original 1930s deco seamed cream and red polka dot evening dress and slip, only from Antiquarius Antiques. Scroll down to see all the photos as they are part of the description. Color can vary between individual monitors. Although we are experienced dealers in antique and vintage clothing and accessories, we are not experts on everything.
We have attempted to describe the item to the best of our abilities, and to point out any flaws. However, we may not have highlighted something that is important to you in the description, so please review the photos carefully as they form part of the description and they show the true condition of the item. We strive for totally satisfied customers who are happy to leave good feedback, and we are willing to go the extra mile to make you a satisfied customer!Important information on vintage sizing. The sizing of vintage clothing can be very different from modern sizes. An item of clothing manufactured 100 years ago was for body shapes different from our own. Although we quote to the nearest. Equivalent US size, we recommend that you review all the detailed measurements provided closely.
Please be aware that vintage clothing is neither new nor perfect. In many cases, vintage clothing has been worn and is no longer new, and that is why it is such a good bargain. Excellent antique or vintage condition rarely means new - do not expect new or perfect as there will almost always be some signs of wear, especially with older items. Sometimes we sell newer vintage items that are new old stock (NOS) so they have never been worn and can be in such excellent condition that there are no signs of wear. But some of the garments we sell are 75 years old or more, and even if they were never worn, the fabric may show signs of wear just from being stored all those years.
Please assume that older vintage and antique items may have a little dust and/or a few age spots, unless we have specifically stated that we have recently laundered the item. Nevertheless, vintage is a great way to dress extravagantly without having an extravagant budget. You can often find extraordinary examples of antique, vintage or designer items that are wearable textile art and will make you look like a million bucks! Please note: All of our photographs and ads are copyrighted to and are the property of Antiquarius Antiques.We do NOT give permission to anyone to use our photographs or ads in whole or in part - we will take action if you do. We will be happy to combine your order but will charge at standard postal rates for your destination. Istings are not available for sale within Canada. Available for sale within Canada. Please remember we have no control over Canada post rates. We will hold orders for one week if you wish to combine orders. All listings are not available for sale within Canada. The item "1930s Red Polka Dot Deco Silk Chiffon Evening Dress with Slip Sz 8-10 #1567AB" is in sale since Wednesday, August 14, 2019.
This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Vintage\Women's Vintage Clothing\Dresses". The seller is "antiquariusantiques" and is located in Chester, Nova Scotia. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, China, Australia.