Dramatic 1930s Cranberry Colored Rayon Crepe Dress with Soutache Trim and Gorgeous Sleeves


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      Vintage 1930s cocktail dress is an elegant day-to-evening number in drapey cranberry colored crepe. The details on this piece are truly exquisite, with elaborate soutache trimming the layered collar and exceptional sleeves. The closure is asymmetric, fastening to the left front of the dress with four soutache-embellished buttons. The wide, layered collar is two parts, falling like scarves in soft folds. There's an added modesty panel that keeps out from behind in coordinating silk. The sleeves are my favorite part, a raglan cut, falling wide to soutache accent, then coming to a fitted cuff that closes with three self-fabric buttons.  The rich cranberry color of this frock will be enjoyed more in person. It closes with the buttons show and a couple hidden snaps. 

      A note: I apologize for the poor lighting and odd scarf placement in these photos, these were photographed for me by an assistant, and I didn't realize they needed to be corrected until it was time to list!


      Bust: 43"
      Hips: 45"
      Length: 46.5"

      Label: None Present
      Material: Rayon Crepe
      Condition: Very Good minus

      This dress is clean and ready to wear. The modesty panel is added,and does somewhat limit the bust size, as well changes the effect of the draped collar. There are some little snags to the rayon weave here and there, nothing that notably detracts. The back waist seam has some old hand stitches.  This dress presents gloriously, and I find no other issues to note.
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