Size 8 1930s Dress - Sheer Navy Blue Voile with Scalloped Embroidery - Authentic 30s Frock & Original Slip - Plastic Bow Buttons - Bust 37

$ 185.00

Authentic 1930s sheer dress with its original slip, wonderful to find with such charming detail! This short sleeved navy blue 30s voile dress has puffed short sleeves, ribbon bands at the closure, and a slim chiffon collar. There are terrific bow-shaped buttons at front, triple darts at the waist, and a seven-gore slim A-line skirt. Original bias-cut satin slip included.

Ladies' Size

Dress: Bust 40, Waist 29, Hip 37; Neck to Waist 16, Neck to Hem 46 Inches
Slip: Bust 37, Waist 32 to 36, Hip 34 to 37; Shoulder to Hem 41 Inches


None, factory made with an expertly sewn alteration

Navy blue rayon voile, sheer and crepe-like, with machine embroidery of stripes, scallops, and daisy flowers; navy blue grosgrain ribbon; sleek navy bias cut satin (probably rayon or rayon & acetate)

Side seam metal zipper on dress, hidden snaps to ribbon at center front bodice, adjustable shoulder straps to slip


Condition Detail
Dress is in beautiful condition, has an expert alteration that is essentially "invisible" where the center front was re-seamed to remove fume fading from its original buttons; the plastic bow buttons are original to the 1930s but replacements of the originals that had deteriorated; the slip has several round amber colored areas of fume fading due to the same issue that would be obscured when worn under the dress; dress has belt loops but no belt

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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