This is a vintage 1920s day dress that is made of black silk chiffon over an opaque black silk satin base. The dress has a lace bib and fleshtone lining at the upper bodice. It has flouncy lapels and an inverted V panel that is decorated with rhinestone buttons at the centre above the waistline. There is decorative stitching at the midriff that wrap around the sides and back. The sleeves are constructed with a cuff that is decorated with four covered buttons. There are loops for a belt, but no belt is provided.
Sizing: No size is indicated, but this should fit a woman that fits a size medium - 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 and should fit loosely:
Shoulders: 15” across seam to seam
Sleeves: 22 1/2” from the shoulder seam to the edge of the cuff
Sleeve inseam: 17 1/2”
Bust: 38”, taken under the arms
Waist: 34” around, uncinched
Hips: 36” around
Overall length: 44”, measured flat from the top to the hemline
Condition: It is in very good condition with no noted wear, tear, soiling or odour. This dress looks to have seen little, if any, use, and was well stored over the years.
Lovely art deco era style - hard to find 20s day wear!