This vintage 1930s is dramatic -saturated and dark, lustrous and incredibly soft in the way that only silk satin can be. The bodice is simple in structure - cut on the grain and darted. Wide, gathered ribbons of self-fabric meet with the high waistline under the bust, go over the shoulders, and then drape down past the hem at back. The skirt is bias cut, lushly clinging to your curves. This has no closures - it slips over the head.
Although there's bias cut give, you can't max *both* the waist and hip measurements without the dress pulling oddly. So you could be 32"/43" or 35"/39", but I don't recommend 36"/43"
Bust: 40" (no give)
Hips: 36" - 43"
Label: None Present
Material: Silk Satin
Condition: Good plus, with minor flaws and repair.
This gown has been dry cleaned and is ready to wear. There is a small grouping of spots at the left bust, very conveniently covered by the gathered drape. The most significant flaw - which is still quite small - is a repaired area at the back hem, where someone must have stepped on her skirt. I I was able to replace the missing bit of hem (the missing piece is about 1/2") and patch the thin snagged area as well. See last photo. There is also one subtly lightened water spot in the skirt, more visible inside than on the exterior. There are a few little pulls near the neckline where I removed the added modesty panel (seen in shots on model) for material to fix the hem. The neckline is much more attractive now, too!