Found recently at an estate sale: gorgeous rare all beaded sleaveless silk flapper dress in a pale shade of ecru with original matching slip. Marvelous all stitched intricate design in yellow, green, pink and silver glass beads with additional embroidery around the beadwork. Straight fit with an undefined waist. Very sheer fine silk material. Inside seams are all hand finished (french seams).
Truly a maginficent piece of art and craftmanship! The slip is beaded around the front neckline. It too is all hand finished with finished inside seams.The dress is in very good to excellent vintage condition - especially considering its age. The overall color may have yellowed or darkened with age (especially around the inside of neckline) as is to be expected. There is one significant spot on the front of the dress (see picture 12).
The slip is in poor unwearable condition. The beading is still intact but the silk has started to shatter and tear under the arms and around the straps. There is discoloration around the neck area. There are some small holes and shattering throughout. The slip has the original dressmaker label sewn into the inside seam.
Dress Measurements: Meant to hang loose not fitted. The item "AUTHENTIC 2 piece BELGIUM antique 1920's all beaded flapper silk dress with slip" is in sale since Sunday, October 15, 2017. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Vintage\Women's Vintage Clothing\Dresses". The seller is "previouslyloved-currentlyadored-fashion" and is located in Woodlawn, Ontario. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.