Absolutely incredible 1920s dress in Black with a green under layer. The green is chiffon and is vertically coffin pleated all across and tiny decorative buttons all down the front. The black may be viscose, I'm not sure, and is embellished with silk scroll like appliques around the bottom hem and at each sleeve cuff and again on the collar. And a larger size for this era too, its pinned to my dress form to show the shape. There is a darling pocket about the right size for some loose change or a lipstick on one hip. The dress is made to look like the green is a separate dress and the black is open, but it is all one dress. There is a small "belt" holding the two sides of the black over layer together at the hip. And that has two incredible rhinestone buckles. The buckles are echoed at the sleeve cuffs as well. There are no closures, it is meant to just pull over the head. Label reads: None. This is just an exquisite dress.
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. In fact its darn near mint which is quite remarkable for its age. There is a pea sized grayish spot on the green part and the mildest discoloration right at the neckline as of makeup that rubbed off, thats all I found worth noting.
Measurements when lying flat. Doubled at bust, waist and hip.
Tis is a bit hard to measure due too the semi open front ( especially at the bust) , so there is some play to this.
Armpit to armpit across bust: approx. 50"
Natural waist: approx. 50"
Drop Waist: 60"
Shoulder to Bottom Hem: 44"
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.