Size: M/L Bust: 40” or more Waist: 32” flat but has a few inches of stretch Hip: 44” flat but has a few inches of stretch Full length hanging: 60”
Amazing, amazing, 1930s silk velvet bias cut gown in the most luscious shade of green. It is a fairly large size and bias cut, so you have some curves you will fill it out a bit. The sleeves are dolman or batwing, with corded channels running from the shoulder to the cuff where it fastens with 2 snaps. Huge collar also has corded channel detailing. Bodice is gathered into a high empire seam - sleeves are also part of the bodice piece. The belt is very long and has a velvet covered buckle which compared to the rest of the dress, is not in great shape but could be replaced with a diamanté one if you like. There are 4 velvet buttons and loops at the back near the high waist, then a slit opening up the back to an additional 2 velvet buttons and loops at the neckline. Smashing!
A FEW NOTES ABOUT BIAS: like all dresses cut on the bias, this dress will stretch around your curves, but remember, the more it stretches out, the higher the hem will be.
These measurements have been taken with the dress hanging.
Condition: very good, clean, wearable vintage condition. It has been stored in a museum archive for several decades.