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Here is a stunning little piece of clothing history! Perfect for a Roaring 20s wedding as its in a beautiful Ivory heavy silk chiffon!! The fabric is in perfect condition with no rips, pricks or holes anywhere - SO RARE! This one was kept really nicely throughout the years, which is not common. There is so much beading detail on this one - the neckline, sleeve line, sleeve hem and the scalloped waist are all decked out in a triple row of beading, first white seed beads, then metal silver plated beads (which the silver has worn off most of the beads for an antiqued silver look), and another row of the white seed beads. All the beading is 100% IN TACT! The bodice is heavily beaded in a starburst or firework pattern of white and silver seed beads and the silver plated round beads. Again, not a missing bead on this beauty, and none is coming lose, either! The bodice sweeps in just a bit at the waist, and flares again to the hips where the dropped waistline is scalloped and attached to a double full circle skirt of silk chiffon. The left hip features a silk fabric Ivory rose with a beaded center and a sprig of hemp rope coming out which features smaller fabric roses all the way down the sprig, every so often. Really, you could not ask for a more glorious and well preserved flapper dress! The dress is totally sheer, so I have a slip from the late 30s which I wore beneath this dress, and am including in the sale of this beautiful artifact. It is made from ivory nylon/crepe blend with ecru cotton lace trim covering the bust, back and along the hem. It also has adjustable straps. The dress is very wearable, and the fabric still very strong, yet supple!
The dress is in excellent condition for its age with only ONE flaw, discoloration under both arms, which I have not tried to remove in any way, and would rather leave to a professional cleaner, as the dress is about 100 years old now. The dress pulls over the head, no closures necessary.
BUST Up to 36"
Waist Up to 31"
Hips Up to 40"
Skirt Length from Small of Waist 23"
Vintage 20s Flapper Dress Silk Chiffon Wedding Gown Beaded with Scalloped Dropped Waist and Double Full Circle Skirt and Fabric Flowers S M