A vintage mid 1930s dress is not only an amazingly rich color but also a perfectly executed design. And it should be - it's a design copyrighted in 1934 - the tag says so. I LOVE it. The material is very fine, lightweight wool, with a bit of rayon. Satin applique in a deco leaf design is scattered throughout, made of the same silk satin as the massive collar. This collar is shirred for a ruffled effect, and is a deep green-brown hue. The sleeves are full length, and finished with black replacement buttons. The dress closes snaps along the side.
Bust: 48" (intended to blouse, best for 42"-46")
Hips: 45" (let out in the past)
Label: "Dress Design Copyrighted 1934", NRA label
Material: Rayon Crepe, Velvet
Condition: Fair plus, presents as Good, as is with repairs
This dress is clean and ready to wear. At one point a long time ago, this dress was exposed to moths - it came to me with previous patches along the shoulders and above the them, and then numerous little holes I didn't see until I held it to the light. The flaws on the shoulders are largely hidden by the collar. I've patched two holes by the hem and interfaced any others that I felt might show skin. Someone let out the darts down the back of the skirt partway, and there's old green stitches where they split the lower part of the right dart when walking. This dress wears and displays much more beautifully than it sounds, but has been priced gently with condition in mind.