All silk and all stunning. Beautiful lace with a water lily motif and exquisite rhinestone accent. This vintage 20s wedding dress is from the Roaring Twenties, flapper era.
Bust 36, waist (not defined) 34, hip 36, center back to hem is 51 inches.
This one piece, loose fitting, silk wedding dress is circa 1925. Size is Medium to Medium/Large with the bust measuring 36 inches. NOTE: dresses of the era were meant to be worn loose.
Forgive the wrinkles. This dress will need professional steaming. My mannequin is "out" for repairs so, the wedding dress is shown on a padded hanger.
This one piece dress is made with scarf weight silk chiffon, (no yellowing). It is an "antique white" / off white silk. There is gorgeous lace with a pattern of WATER LILIES and LILLY PADS!
The drop waist features a band of self fabric, a drape of self fabric and a special jewel accent. The closure is at either shoulder (snaps). The dress is meant to slip over the head.
The bodice is accented with the most amazing lace. The lace is done on fine illusion in a pattern of lilies, lily pads and Queen Ann's Lace. It is superb. This lace is scalloped along the bottom and is attached to the bodice and drape with almost invisible hand stitches.
The drop waist is accented with a hand sewn wide, self fabric sash, rosette and wide self fabric ribbon, as well as a length of that amazing lace. The rosette is accented with a rhinestone embellishment.
This jeweled medallion is the perfect accent for this gown! The paste set rosette, has prong set, cut glass rhinestones. They are set in brass with the metal having dainty bead work.
The skirt falls straight from the hip and ends at, or just below mid calf.
After World War I hems of dresses were still mid calf as the "FLAPPER LOOK" had not yet taken over the world! Bodices were unstructured, and the "line" of fashion was straight with attention at the neckline, hip and sometimes the hem of garments. This is a lovely, absolutely excellent, example of post World War I fashion.
The dress is entirely hand stitched. I thought perhaps the side seams were machine done, as the stitches are SO TINY and so even. But, there is some slight variation and with a magnifying loupe you can see where the ends of the threads were tied off. I don't know who made this dress, but their hand work is beyond amazing.
This is heirloom quality, and wearable with care.
There are 3 tiny, tiny spots (less than the size of a pea) There are no weak, broken or torn seams. MINOR under arm marks. The fabric is strong. This dress, while delicate and almost light as a feather could be worn with confidence and care.
DETAILS: There are two spots on the bodice right side, 3 inches down from the lace edging. One spot is 1/8 x 1/8 and one is 1/16 x 1/6 inches. There is one spot on the skirt below the draped waist about center front. It is 1/8 x 1/8 inches. These should be treated by a professional.
There are two tiny pin holes in the skirt front. These are the size of a pin head and will not show when a slip is worn underneath.
It is a rare example of true Depression Era wedding attire. This dress is in excellent vintage condition one of a kind. Exquisite!
Item ID: vc1187
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