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Absolutely spellbinding 1930s black silk charmeuse (crepe-back satin) midi dress featuring the witchiest oversized pointed collar you ever did see, plus stunning lace insert detail at the bust, long sleeves with elegant stitching, bakelite buttons and belt buckle, and a flowing, gored midi skirt. This dress is a master class in bewitching glamour! So sultry, so slinky. Nab this one before I keep her in my closet forever. Unlined, semi-sheer when held up to light, snap up front closure, snap closure on belt. Eligible for layaway, please contact me for more details!
MEASUREMENTS: (taken with garment lying flat; bust, waist & hips doubled for your convenience) →shoulder to shoulder: 15 inches →bust: 38 inches →waist: 35 inches →belt: 36 inches (snap could be moved which would give you a free measurement on the belt) →hips: 48 inches →bodice length: 15.5 inches →skirt length: 32 inches →overall length: 48.5 inches →sleeve length: 32 inches →wrist: 8 inches around
ESTIMATED SIZE: Medium-Large; this cut is meant to skim over your body, not hug it.
CONDITION: Very good vintage condition. This dress has two repairs to moth holes in the skirt that are noticeable due to the shine of the silk. When held up to the light, I spy a few other teeny tiny holes in the skirt, but nothing that will be noticed with a slip. There were some breaks in the lace front, as it's a bit dry (but backed by silk) -- not terribly noticeable, but worth noting. This garment appears to have been in storage for a while and it's been well-steamed, but will likely need some more time airing out and more steaming to get rid of the last ground-in wrinkles. Overall, spectacular dress! Please keep in mind this is a vintage 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; gold thread in the lace detail
MORE INFORMATION: No maker or contents labels. I can't believe this one doesn't have a tag! Appears to be made of silk charmeuse, nylon lace and bakelite buttons + belt buckle.
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