High Drama c. 1940 Dressing Gown with Brass and Enameled Studded, Perfect Wedding or Evening Gown


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      Vintage gown on the border of the 30s to 40s, in a soft off-white hue. This rare gown is an exceptional high-fashion 40 piece, offering a collarless neckline that dives deep and narrow to meet the front Bell zipper. The sleeves are a wrapped petal style. Although originallu a very high fashion dressing or hostess gown, this is truly Old Hollywood glamour, and it would serve someone very well as a decadent evening gown or wedding dress. Two different types of brass studs circle the neckline, and run down the front, as well the sleeves -  brass colored pieces in a greek style shape, and then more classically square studs, covered with a pale blue enamel. Heavy shirring defines the bodice. The gown has self-fabric ties to adjust the fit. The silver screen elegance drips from every inch of this beauty. I adore this.


      Shoulders: 14"
      Bust: 37", can accommodate a bit more if you don't mind exposure
      Waist: 27" *ties can be cinched smaller
      Length: 60"

      Label: None Present
      Material: Rayon Crepe, Brass Studs
      Condition: Good plus to Very Good minus borderline

      This garment is sturdy and ready to be worn. It has been dry cleaned and professionally pressed. There remain four little pin-dot spots on the left shoulder, from the pin of an old corsage I had to remove (there are no holes). There had been light foxing throughout, and that came away at the cleaners, leaving only about 14 scattered little spots through the dress, which hide in folds of the skirt, although there's one on the back of the bodice and one on the sash. The enameled studs have rubbing at the faceted edges. I do think a wet clean would lift the small spots, but it's not a service my cleaner offers and I don't feel comfortable washing studded pieces. The price has been adjusted with the minor flaws in mind. 

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