Wonderful Gatsby 1920s style Vintage April Cornell 2 pc Dress & Slip - Red Floral Chiffon - 90s does 20s Tea Dress - Gatsby Summer Afternoon


Fantastic vintage 1990s April Cornell dress that looks just like it stepped out of a 1920's fashion magazine! This is one of my absolute favorites of all the April Cornell dresses I've had, because everything about it looks incredibly 20's from the vintage prints to the wonderful styling....all in semi-sheer, flowing rayon chiffon in beautiful soft shades of antique muted red and ecru--the fabric alone looks super vintage! This is the high quality, beautiful rayon that April originally used in her dresses back in the day and which you don't find in her current collections anymore.....this dress is sheer and has a matching lovely red full slip to wear underneath. Beautifully made with lovely details such as inset flaring godets of coordinating red dotted chiffon in both the front and back of the lower skirt area, giving it a flirty flapper look---as well as long center front neck ties, and a line of clear sequins along the neckline, giving it a subtle little glimmer. Such a timeless, beautiful and wearable vintage style, and the look is so very vintage 20's! In absolutely excellent, like-new condition. This would be a PERFECT summer wedding, Art Deco tea or garden party dress or to wear to an event like the Gatsby Summer Afternoon---fabulous for ANY Art Deco or Gatsby themed spring/summer event!

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! I'm meticulous about clothing in general so I make quite sure that every piece of vintage clothing I sell is clean, fresh, pressed and in excellent wearable condition---I do not use any fragranced or heavily-chemical products in caring for/cleaning garments and they are carefully stored in climate-controlled closets at all times except for when I am photographing them for listings. This is a NON SMOKING environment and always has been--I do not sell anything that has any kind of odor, nor do I ship clothing stuffed into shipping bags; I use new USPS boxes ONLY and carefully fold/wrap everything in new tissue paper.

Though marked an L, please go by the measurements below! Vintage April Cornell sizing can be smaller than contemporary sizes.

Bust max: fits up to about 39", no larger than that. (The actual pit-to-pit measurement of the garment is about 42" but you need to allow at least two inches added to your own body measurements for proper fit.)
Hip max: also fits up to 38", no larger
Length is 44" from shoulder to hem while on the hanger; this measurement will be slightly shorter on a human figure; the dress fits and drapes SO beautifully on the body as you can see. Mannequin is a modern size 6/8 (36-26-36); it fits those measurements with a couple inches to spare.

Condition: I can find no flaws on this dress, it is super clean, like new and looks never worn, Very fresh, no spots, stains, rips, holes or damages, Just gorgeous! Labels are intact, with the designer's own April Cornell tag.

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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