Size 8 1930s Dress - Beautiful Black Velvet Dress - Shabby Lace Collar - 30s Cocktail Party Frock - Depression Era Evening Wear - Bust 37

$ 179.99

This 1930s velvet dress has an elegant Hollywood appeal with its shawl-like V-neck of gathered lace contrasting against luxurious jet black velvet edged in jagged piecework. It has 3/4-length sleeves with heavy ruching to the elbow, a fitted waist seam with blouson gathers to the bodice and a six-panel skirt.

Ladies' Size
8 to 9

Bust 37, Waist 29, Hip 37; Neck to Waist 16, Neck to Hem 45 Inches


' an original design / Registered / BY A MEMBER OF / FASHION ORIGINATORS GUILD ' to skirt seam

Beautiful black velvet (either rayon or silk), ecru floral net lace (probably with some silk content), pale pink rayon faille facing to neckline

Side seam metal zipper


Condition Detail
Looks excellent at first glance but the back neckline of lace has very obvious missing areas that have been meticulously sewn to the rayon facing to reinforce and finish them (see fourth photo), some seams have been reinforced, one corner of label in skirt seam has been re-tacked

Washing Instructions
Dry clean in a net bag, preferably by a dry cleaner experienced with vintage clothing

*bust, waist & hip measurements are the maximum inches that will fit the item (and not actual fabric widths), so your body measurements should match these or be slightly smaller
*to get actual fabric widths, add two inches at the bust, one inch at the waist, and two inches at the hip
*size we list is a modern size equivalent, any size listed on label is a vintage size (which can be very different than a modern size)

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