Size 6 Black 1930s Evening Dress with Gorgeous Red Beading - Art Deco Tropical Leaves Beadwork - Late 1920s Early 30s Flapper Party Gown

$ 225.00

Alluring black 1930s dress in beaded red tropical leaves, ideal for an Art Deco inspired evening! This sleeveless crepe party gown has a plunge V-neck, decorative red buttons to the blouson bodice, and a gorgeous willowy sheath silhouette. Has a fitted bias-cut hip, arched seams at mid-skirt, and a trumpet style flare to the ankle. The back has a modesty panel at the V-neck and a half-belt lined in red crepe with a translucent plastic buckle. Made in the late 1920s to early 30s.

Ladies' Size
5 to 6

Bust 40.5, Waist 29.5, Hip 35.5; Shoulder to Waist 15.5, Shoulder to Hem 52.5 Inches


None, factory made

Black silk crepe, thin and opaque; persimmon red silk crepe buttons and belt lining; matching red glass seed beads and clear glass seed beads; buckle is transparent yellow plastic, clear rhinestones, silver hued paint, silvertone metal clip

Functional translucent plastic buckle pair at center back waist


Condition Detail
Very nice, black fabric looks sturdy though its age suggests wearing with care, the red silk belt lining has a single 1/2-inch split that indicates fragility, all beads present and intact, the underarms have a vague ruddy yellowish mark from perspiration, lower half of the skirt has a faint gradual fade that's hard to perceive unless carefully compared, back skirt has 4-5 very subtle marks in random places that are also hard to notice, one side of the two-part buckle is clouded and more yellow/amber than the original (indicates instability in the plastic)

Washing Instructions
Dry clean by a cleaner experienced with vintage clothing

Please note: All measurements (bust - waist - hip) are the maximum body measurements that will fit the item. These measurements already have ease subtracted and they are not actual fabric widths. To get actual fabric widths add two inches at the bust - one inch at the waist and two inches at the hip.

Size listed is a modern size. Any available vintage size is noted in the Label description. Please remember vintage sizes and modern sizes can vary a great deal.

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