Vintage 1930s dress is a delight! I love a truly sophisticated piece and this is THAT in spades. A navy ground is filled with cherries or simple blossom in ivory and purple or periwinkle blue. The neckline is high, closing with hidden snaps, while decorative navy buttons run in groups of three to the waist, disguising the snap closure. Pintuck pleats lend dimension at each side. The sleeves are full length and slightly full cut, coming to fitted cuffs that snap closed. The skirt is gored with a gentle flare. The dress closes at the bodice only, and has no side closure. The original self-fabric belt is present.
Bust: 42" (technicallly 43", but you need to allow some room, due to repairs)
Upper arm: 16"
Label: None Present, likely homemade
Condition: Good minus, has repairs, as is
This dress has been dry cleaned and is ready to wear. There is fade throughout, which I didn't immediately realize, you seen in shaded areas, interior seams and the belt that the little cherries were once periwinkle and not pale purple. This wont' stand out when worn, however. There are a couple small spots on the skirt, nothing that stands out. The only real issue is repaired breakage to the underarms. These were very badly repaired when I got it, which won't help damaged silk - I have patched it with self-fabric from the interior, then backed it all with fusible interfacing, and added some stitches through the interfacing as well. I feel it is strong enough for regular wear, but it should not be worn snugly.
Priced with flaws in mind. Wears beautifully.