This is a vintage 1920s black lace dress. The dress has two affixed side panels that tie at the side. It has a scoop neck and long sleeves and is made in a mid calf length. There are no sleeve overseams and only underseams so the dress appears to have been made from two pieces, front and back, and sewn together. The sleeves are open from above the elbow to the cuff, to allow movement of the arms. The sleeves have satin cuffs. I’ve posed the dress with a more recent slip as I don’t have the original 20s slip - the slip is not included. There is no label.
Sizing: No size is indicated, but this should fit a woman that fits a size medium to large - please rely on the following measurements for fit keeping in mind that there are no openings and the dress has to slip over the head:
Sleeves: 30” from the neck opening to the cuff
Sleeve inseam: 19 1/2”
Bust: 48”, taken under the arms
Waist: 48” around
Hips: 48” around
Overall length: 43”, measured flat from the top to the hemline
Condition: It is in very good condition - one small break at the top back seam (see last close-up photo) and one hole near the hemline, no other breaks that I could find. Clean with no wear, tear or other defect. This dress looks to have seen little use and was well stored over the years.
Beautiful floral lace pattern - hard to find 1920s era dress!
Vintage 1920s Black Lace Dress Size M L