From a ground of full length black net bursts a breathtaking art deco display fashioned of sequins and jet glass bugle beads. Attached quite simply on both sides from below the bottom of the bust to the top of the hips, this magnificent piece is completely framed with a double row of jet glass bugle beads, the inner row hiding the edges of the tulle seam. Measuring an incredible 55", the sultry bodice tapers out from the neckline to a 38" measurement below the bust where the seams are attached.
Despite a couple of what we think are minor flaws, the tunic is in excellent 1920's condition from being carefully stored for decades. There are 2 - approximately 1" separations in the net on either side at the hips adjacent to the attaching seams. Only a few minuscule holes to the net, right near one of the separations on the hips; shoulders have some separation in the tulle, on top, as expected, so reinforcement is recommended if dress is to be worn or displayed. Along the bottom hem, two breaks in the tulle, the larger being 1/4" x 1/2". As I was photographing the 'issues' area one strand of bugle beads broke, which I tied off. Upon careful examination, I detected very few missing beads.
A shimmering and glorious achievement. From a most enchanting decade springs proof of the art and viability of high fashion.
1920's Beaded & Sequin Net Tunic Dress