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1920 Style Net Summer Dress in Tea Stain Tone with Lace Inserts and Satin Sash Betty Vale
SALE! 15% OFF! Offered is a lovely example of a 1920 style summer dress in net and lace. We are terming the color tea stain as it is not white, it is not ivory, but it is lighter than an ecru. This was a daytime dress, most probably for a graduation or a garden party outing. It has a sailor style squared collar that is edged in 1 1/2" lace and horizontal pleating. That theme carries throughout the design--repeated on the sleeves and in lovely front and back panels of the skirt. The waist is cinched by a cream tone satin sash (possibly a silk, but if so it has tolerated its aging better than most silks). The 3 1/2" wide sash ends in a tab bow with tail at the back. The bodice is lined in a sleeveless liner and the skirt is also lined in a single layer of net. This closes in the back with snaps as does the skirt a little offside at the back. The sash also attaches with snaps. This does carry a label on the back skirt and it has us confused. It says Betty Vales dresses. An internet search showed images of dresses apparently with this label (but no labels). Most of the images were from the '40's-'60's. The only other internet reference is to a textile magazine featuring the Betty Vale manufacturing name in the 1920's. So? Given the net and the style, we feel comfortable staying with the '20's. Details: 16 1/4" sleeves; 15 1/4" shoulder to waist; 36" waist to hem; 27 1/2" waist; 38" bust measured on the liner--note the bodice is meant to fit loosely. PLEASE NOTE: this item is in remarkable condition with no stains. We did note a little open area at the seam of the bodice and skirt on the right front; on the skirt side, snaps are missing for the final close at the waist. We usually hand launder net with good results. However since the sash is hand sewn to the back of the skirt, we were reluctant to subject the sash to the washing. So, this item has not been laundered. It has no major stains, but some variation in color tone on the lace. There is no major odor. Item 9566a
Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Tea Stain, Size: Small
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