Vintage 1920s dress in a sumptuous, saturated silk velvet, richly blue - it's better than the pics. The neckline is a soft v, with narrow collar that becomes a pointed faux hood at the back - this can't be worn up in any way, but made to mimic the drape of a hood worn down. The bodice is bloused over a built in slip. The sleeves are full length. Below the dropped waist, the skirt is two tiers, made fluttering and soft fourteen godets each. The skirt is suspended from silk lining. The dress slips over the head, and has closures only on the sleeves.
Label: Criterion, Walla Walla, Val Jensen
Material: Rayon Velvet
Condition: Good plus
The exterior of the dress is entirely sturdy, and the dress is wholly wearable. The interior built in slip, however, has damage and repairs - mostly long splits to the sides of the slip at the bust and hip, along with patches that I'd guess were done sometime between the 80s and now. The slip isn't seen at all when worn, and the skirt is still properly suspended, so there's nothing affected by the hidden flaws. There is some seating to the velvet from years of storage, nothing that seriously detracts. I find no other issues to note!