A fantastic dress that looks SO 1910's to 1920's---but was made in the 1990's and is super wearable and comfortable! Amazing dress that has a real "Titanic" era to early 1920's vibe......if you wore a narrow full length black silk skirt under this it would look totally Edwardian. Wonderful 100% silk super-floaty chiffon in a vintage-inspired print and a super comfortable style with an Empire waist and loose dolman-style sleeves. This would be so perfect with a 1910's-1920's black hat and a long flapper necklace! See all photos for all the views of this beautiful vintage dress. Timeless beauty and style that transcends decades---a perfect dance, vintage tea, wedding or garden party dress.
IMPORTANT: PLEASE, please be sure to read ALL of the description especially the measurements and condition, and examine ALL the photos, BEFORE asking questions; and do be absolutely positive this piece will fit your requirements, as there are no refunds or returns. I'm a degreed and experienced textile scientist/antique garment restorer and seamstress, and I very, very carefully note any and all condition issues or repairs to every piece of antique/vintage clothing that I'm selling, so I can't stress enough that even if they're in pristine condition, remember they are all decades old and NOT new clothing, so if you desire modern perfection please don't purchase vintage! I don't do layaways or take offers, so please don't ask, thank you. Jewelry/accessories/props in photos are not included and not for sale.
I love antique and vintage clothing and have collected it for years, as well as having a longtime design career including doing costume & restoration work for major movie studios and museums....I've translated that love to my own contemporary creations as well as now offering some choice pieces of my extremely large collection of vintage and antique beauties!
The bodice is very loose fitting and accommodating and this has dolman style sleeves. There is a full length ivory lightweight knit slip that is attached inside, and a side zipper for ease in putting the dress on. There are back ties of sheer black chiffon to adjust the fit more tightly if needed. The hem features a wide border of black silk chiffon plus delicate black lace trim; there is more black lace trim on the neckline, sleeves and Empire waistband. Neckline and sleeve edges are beautifully edged with contrast silk chiffon trim as well.
Measurements of this wonderful dress are as follows:
Bust max: up to about 38", best for about a 36" bust.
Raised waist: 36"
Hip: free, full gathered skirt
Skirt length from raised waist is approx. 31", keep in mind this may fall shorter on longer depending on the size of one's hips
Length is 46" from shoulder to hem; this fits and drapes SO beautifully on the body for a multitude of sizes, as you can see. Mannequin is a modern size 6/8 and it fits well on that size with room to spare. I believe this could fit from a modern size 6 up to a 10 (but check measurements to be sure!), definitely no larger than that.
Condition: Excellent, no stains, spots or rips/holes, clean, no staining or underarm discoloration, I cannot find any issues. Beautiful and so antique looking! Labels intact, "Jonathan Martin, size 10" and the fabric content.
Please make sure this will suit you as to measurements and style before you purchase; I don't do alterations or accept returns.....Also, please be sure to read my shop policies/shipping info in full before you purchase (click on "policies" on my main shop page).
Do check my other listings for more gorgeous vintage and antique clothing including many more silk 70's and 80's designer pieces coming up very soon, as well as my own very popular antique-style hats, accessories & vintage/antique china and decor items.....I try to list new items at least weekly....Thanks for visiting!
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