Absolutely incredible dress circa the late 1910s/1920s when shorter lengths, and sleeves and dropped waists were coming in but before the true dropped waist and blousey bodice. Reminiscent of a Robe De Style of the 20s but I'm not sure the skirt is quite full enough. Its made of a taupe woven material that I suspect is wool and embellished with amazing embroidered appliques. Square neckline, hook and eyes up the back. And those low pleats on the skirt! Label reads: None. This is just an exquisite dress. I can't help but feel it has a vaguely traditional folk wear feel to it but cannot pinpoint the culture as that's out of my wheelhouse. Its a bit small for my dress forms and you can see its quite snug, but it does hook up the back perfectly.
This came to me from an old Hollywood costume designer who happened to also be a collector of vintage clothing. She had the most incredible collection all 1800s through the earlier 1950s. I consider these some of the most special pieces I've had.
Excellent vintage condition. There are some minor smudges and areas where some minor pea sized or smaller holes have developed but its not threatening the stability of this. Its quite wearable.
Measurements when lying flat. Doubled at bust, waist and hip.
Armpit to armpit across bust: 34"
Natural waist: approx. 26"
Shoulder to Bottom Hem: 54"
Please note: These are vintage, preworn and/or preloved items. I do my best to list any issues, but signs of wear should be expected. Please feel free to msg me with any questions. I'm truly happy to help in any way possible and I'm always up for a chat. Any accessories shown, including crinolines, are for display only, not included unless otherwise stated.