Unique vintage 1930s dress in bias cut black rayon velvet. Broad shouldered with rolled padded epaulets and long attached ties at the hips. Deep v-neckline in back. The sleeves have a kimono style shape. There is no opening, snaps or zipper, dress slips on over the head.
Please Note the condition:
This dress is in good condition and still wearable, it would be great for a stage costume as well. All the seams have been reinforced, there are no seam breaks. There may be some small areas of velvet wear along the hemline but it is not noticeable. The hem-tape binding inside the neckline needs to be tacked back down. There is one mend along the v-neck in the back and one small hole, this is shown in last photo. Priced accordingly and sold as is, sale is final.
No Tags. The measurements listed below were taken while dress was laying flat and doubled where appropriate. Since it is cut on the bias, there is some give to this fabric. All measurements are unstretched. Shown fitting quite well on a US size 0 dress form, not pinned. Best fit for size XS, US 0 to 2, possibly up to 4. *Note the narrow unstretched hip size. Please leave appropriate room for ease of movement.
Bust - 34 inches (86.36 cm)
Waist - 28 inches (71.12 cm)
Hips - 32 inches (81.28 cm)
Length from shoulder to hem - 52 inches (132.08 cm)
Shoulders across back seam to seam (seam is located inside the rolls) - 17 inches (43.18 cm)