Absolutely incredible 1920s dress in delicious gold silk and gold lace. I believe the lace is silk as well. And a larger size for this era too so that's nice. There is ruffled lace trim round the neckline, and then a vertical sash that drops down from the left shoulder both front and back. There are snaps all down the front piece to get you in and out of it. The skirt is the same gold silk with overskirts of more of that gold lace. Just gorgeous! Both sleeves are silk chiffon and are a slight airy bell shape with slits at the ends. Label reads: None.
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.
Great to excellent vintage condition, especially for its age. I would not hesitate to wear this, its quite sound. The only real issue it has is one sleeve has a tear at the armpit that's quite severe, but its on the underside and close along a sea so perhaps a clever seamstress which I am not) can repair it. Otherwise, I'd say just remove it. There is piping all round the sleeve opening so one could totally get away with this as a sleeveless dress. The other sleeve also needs some much more minor stitching in the armpit. I left that one in case you are removing the sleeves. Otherwise the only other thing worth noting is a area of foxing on the lace on the back side of the skirt. I've shown photos of these two issues. O and it is missing one half a snap at the waist.
Measurements when lying flat. Doubled at bust, waist and hip
Armpit to armpit across bust: 42"
Natural waist: approx. 42"
Drop Waist: 38"
Shoulder to Bottom Hem: 47"
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.