If you require any additional information or photos, please get in touch. A stunning original vintage 1920s to 1930s bias cut slip dress made of the most tactile, wonderful, soft and lustrous "liquid effect" satin (most certainly rayon satin) in a fabulous light peachy colour. The dress has a plunging "V" neckline with little pleats graciously detailing the bodice. The dress is utterly flattering as cut on the bias with an ankle length skirt and ties to fit the high waist. This beauty would best fit a Small and could stretch to a Medium depending on body shape and desired fit (my model is a 10 to 12 UK size) - for best desired fit please carefully check the below provided measurements which have been taken with the dress laid flat as per pic # 7 , so you will need to double up for full body measurements.As a tip, I would recommend to compare the measurements, using the same process, with one of your similar item that fits you well. Please note that due to the nature of the bias cut dress, the measurements cannot be completely accurate as these type of dresses will fall and adjust to the natural body shape. Please refer to pic # 7 which shows the dress laid when taking measurements. Armpit to armpit (under bust) 44cm - Natural armhole when laid flat 23cm - neck-drop 27.5cm - neck width (from top of shoulder strap to the other one as per pic) 29cm - Waist, laid flat, where the waist ties sit, 37 cm - Hips, laid flat 47cm - Length from shoulder to hem 148cm (please bear in mind that due to the bias cut the length can change according to body shape). Please note the measurements are approximate as taken manually. Condition: The dress is in wearable condition and looks stunning when worn. Considering 100 years old, the dress is in quite good condition, but it is not pristine and it shows signs of wear due to use and age, it has damage, as per below note, and will need some TLC or just accepted as it is with all its age related wear.
The dress was stored for a long time and will benefit from refreshing, although it has been carefully steam cleaned. There is a visible hole on the top, see pics. #4 and close up #8. This could be carefully either darned or patched utilising a little piece of the very long waist tie.
It could also be disguised with the use of period beads or embroidery fragments (they can be quite easily found online) if you like the idea to embellish the dress as a lot of similar dresses of the time were actually enriched with these type of decorative elements 2 There are also several holes, little fray areas from age and use (from pin size to a few millimeters) and light surface wear, like light scratches, here and there primarily on the front of the gown, as shown on the pictures. 3 one of the straps show a fray area, see last pic.
Nevertheless the dress is still utterly gorgeous and in my opinion very wearable. Most of the issues highlighted are not notable when the dress is worn. With the due care the dress could be restored if required. Please note that those authentic period pieces are becoming rarer and rarer to find. If you like a new like dress, then this garment might not be for you.
Please use the zoom for super close ups and open the photo-box to see the condition. Pics are an important part of the description report. The colour will be close to the photos but items can appear slightly different shades and be darker or lighter under alternative lighting and different computer or mobile screens. Please note that most of my items are antique or vintage, sometimes second-hand and will generally show some signs of age or wear, as noted on the listings. Unless differently stated, they will not look pristine and new, if this is what you are looking for, most of my listings may not be what you are looking for.
If in doubt, please ask questions. The item "Fab 20s 30s Silky Satin Evening Dress Slip Bias Cut Gown Art Deco VTG TLC AF" is in sale since Tuesday, September 14, 2021. This item is in the category "Clothes, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage Clothing & Accessories\Women's Vintage Clothing\Dresses".belle" and is located in Worthing. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, El salvador, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay, Russian federation.