A stunning 1930s gown of rich and luxurious burgundy silk velvet. Everything about the dress is graceful. The bodice offers a draped neckline that falls in soft folds. It has a built in dickey in an ivory hue, embellished with a complicated pintuck stitch in black that creates a striking texture. The sleeves, of course, are the stand-out feature of this lovely piece, in burnout (devoré) velvet featuring teardrops and dots. The shape is belled, draping just over the elbow. The skirt is a six-gore cut for a truly perfect drape. The dress has no closures, it slips over the head and cinches at the waist with the matching self-fabric belt.
Intended for a size Medium, this should be belted to fit the waist. Fits from about 28" to 31" best, depending on bust proportion.
Label: None Present.
Material: Silk Velvet Devoré
Condition: Good plus, as is
This gown is clean and ready to wear. There is a spill-spot lower on the front of the skirt - the velvet texture helps to hide this. There is an area of seated velvet that had an older bonded interior repair at the back center just above the waistband - I've replaced this with an internal stitched fabric patch. This is covered by the belt when worn (although I've intentionally left it uncovered in photos). The topmost point of the burnout has worn through on each shoulder, and other points in the burnout have little frays starting. There are some other little spots of seated velvet, but nothing significant. I find no other issues to note, and it has been priced with flaws in mind.