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These cloches were created either with various color bullion threads or for a more natural look... a slight nod to the Egyptian design so popular in the 1920s (partly due to the unearthing of King Tut's tomb in 1922). Under the bright lights you might see a tiny bit of darkening under arms, but most of this gown is still bright and shiny with very little tarnishing.

Not perfect condition (due to a tiny breaks in the netting all over) but still in remarkable condition for any lace gown about 80 years old. Love the very low back and the lace drape "sleeves" over sleeveless gown. If you've never felt 1930s silk velvet, you are missing something that feels almost as soft as chinchilla. Measures: up to 42" bust, up to 42" waist, up to 45" hips, 47" long from shoulder to hem., but these are meant to be worn large, so will look great on smaller gals as well. Basically in very good condition with just tiny holes (see photos) which you won't really see unless wearing white under. This 2-piece gown has been in my personal collection for about 10 years now.

If so, you will be happy to add this jacket to that skirt and create a lovely walking suit. What has happened is that the sheer "straps" that were holding up the inner red silk are gone. But the red silk lining is in great condition, so it just needs to be held up. Once the lining is fixed, the dress becomes more of a blouson shape. These laces continue into the bodice, with a side gold lame lace around the bustline. The interior bodice is nearly perfect with French seaming and tiny little bows.

It's one of those pieces I've had in my personal closet for years!! The original attached belt is still there of a matching ruby velvet ribbon and gold lame. The dress is covered with tiny red beads and larger red beads. High neck, long sleeves with rhinestone trim at cuffs and around "v" neckline. There is a tape inside the back of the skirt which gives the train the right shape.

52" long on her, but will get a bit shorter if you are larger... NOTE: the rhinestone buckle is only pinned onto the belt because you're gonna want to size it to fit you.

Difficult to measure because bias will fit a wide variety of bodies. but I think it will fit up to 38*' bust, up to 32" waist, up to 40" hips.

She wasn't old enough for it to be hers, but may have been collected by her? They came with the outfit, so you may want to purchase them with the habit. MEASUREMENTS: Bodice measures 32" bust, 12" across back, 24" waist. The lovely yellow printed silk is in quite good condition (with the exception of a hole at the front skirt and one on one sleeve, and minor underarm discoloration (see photos).

OR add black velvet or something at bottom bodice to lengthen. And if you know Boston, you will know that Newbury Street is STILL the most fashionable retail street in Boston. There will be more photos coming, but this is a sneak peek! But then I found a photo of a 1929 Jean Patou gown and I wonder if perhaps the owner mixed up Poiret with Patou. Comes with the original long two-tone silk sash of different hue purple and lime green. This bodice would work with just about any ecru lace skirt you might already have in your collection, OR just love it as the bodice it is. chiffon sleeves, lace "lappets" at side yoke, pleated chiffon, pretty bow at back, high lace neck. ;) The interior is actually in great condition, so there's that..... In the 1970's, high neck white lawn Edwardian dresses cost thousands of dollars as they were all the rage! Rare to find any of these lawn dresses with the original store labels.

They are mostly all there, but some are missing, and some fall off. Wide enough sleeves to be worn (even though they look thin). Might have originally had more satin ribbon under the lace... It's a tiny gown, so my mannequin is a bit too large for it, but it closes fine up the back.

The dress is sleeveless and has a slight Grecian feel with the open bust at front and large armholes The skirt are beaded panels over the plain silk lining It's a FABULOUS RUBY COLOR, but I can't seem to get my camera to color correct for this red. Measures: up to 40' bust, but these are meant to be worn large, so best for mannequin size of 35/36" bust. This is a tiny size bodice, however, there are pleats in the bodice, so.... here was have a slim-fitted 1930's gorgeous color ruby silk velvet coat with long sleeves. even though it needs to be reshaped as you can see from the photos. Love the other details like the ruching on the skirt sides, upper skirt and wide cuffs, the puffy sleeves, and the pigeon shape bodice front.

Has the same low back, bias seaming, sash belt, and high/low hemline. However, even though this gown's interior seams edges are hand sewn, and it has the Made in France label... I'm not sure how it was originally worn, but here's an option. I didn't close the back neck as I didn't want to pull at it. one tiny tiny rust spot at upper right (see photo) and one small hole in the chiffon sleeve.. It could happen again, so get them while they are still reasonably priced . Measures: up to 35" bust, up to 25" waist, 55" long from shoulder to hem.

Bows were worn in the front as well during the era. those chiffon sleeves were likely gathered with a thread, so if you do that, the hole will disappear. Under the brightest lights, you might want to give this dress one minor soak, but any issues are so minor as to be invisible.

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