Simply stunning early 1920s black silk flapper dress with long sleeves, snap cuffs, band details on the waist, pleated skirt, lovely pintucking at the bust, self-fabric geometric patterns, and a delicate lace collar. A piece truly representative of styles changing, as it is both Victorian and Flapper at once. Pullover construction, unlined.
MEASUREMENTS (taken with garment lying flat; bust, waist & hips doubled for your convenience) shoulder to shoulder: 16.5 inches | bust: 42 inches | waist: 40 inches | hips: 40 inches | length: 45.5 inches | sleeve length: 23.5 inches
ESTIMATED SIZE: Medium; it reads a little larger but should drape over the figure and needs to be worn with respect and care
CONDITION: Good antique condition, a bit as-is. There are a few small horizontal spots where the fabric has frayed to a small hole, as pictured. The seams on the sleeve cuffs was pulling away, so I have repaired those issues, but had to carefully hand-stitch, so repairs are visible. The underarms are both worn and have been previously patched. Though there's fraying visible (as pictured), the patches are in good condition and doing their job, so I was hesitant to remove and re-do. There are some worn spots near seams as well, which aren't visible until held up to the light. This garment is a piece of history and reflects the years it has survived, but I believe it's perfectly wearable if given the respect it deserves. All heavily reflected in price. Please keep in mind this is an antique garment, which means minor signs of wear are to be expected. Any significant flaws are always noted in the description. All garments are mended, cleaned and ready to wear unless otherwise noted.
COLOR: Black with cream lace collar
MORE INFORMATION: No labels. Appears to be made of silk, by hand and likely custom for its original owner.
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