Vintage 1920s 1930s Black Silk Velvet Dress / Cash's Flapper Girl
This is a stunning dress from the 1920s, possibly early 30s in the softest, most delicious, black silk velvet. It is tooo small for my dress forms so I pinned her to show her shape. Look at that gorgeous antiqued gold tone beading round the neckline! There is a ruched ribbon of black velvet going down the bib of the bodice which is echoed at the sleeve cuffs. The cuffs have hook and eye closures. There is a slight drop waist with an asymmetrical waist seam for a bohemian, gypsy feel. There is no opening in this dress ( no zipper or snaps or anything, it merely pulls over the head) so do be sure you have room to get into it, per the measurements. There is the tiniest of labels at the back that reads: Cash's, and then a scattering of small labels with numbers on them, various sizes I suppose. Extra small to small I'd say.
Excellent vintage condition. For it's age and the fragility of the fabric this is in remarkable shape. Shocking actually, and very wearable, though with care and respect. The only things to note are three pinhead sized holes at the back of the neck...probably where a label came off. And then there is a seam in the front center of the neckline between the two bits of beading. I honestly cant tell if this was a repair or something that came with the dress.. its slightly not straight and seems a bit rougher than the other seams, but there are two snaps right at the top of it on the inside of the bodice. As though something is supposed to attach to there, perhaps a modesty panel? So your guess is as good as mine as too what was going on there. It doesn't affect the structure or stability, and with the other seams going on there it mostly blends right in.
Measurements when lying flat. Doubled at bust, waist and hip
Armpit to armpit across bust: 36"
Shoulder to waist: 14.5"
Shoulder to bottom hem: 47"
Please note: These are vintage, preworn and/or preloved items. I do my utmost best to list any issues, but signs of wear should be expected, and there are occasionally small things I won't deem worthy of note. Please feel free to send me a missive 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.
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