There are a lot of lovely 1930's garments still around, but every once in a while I come across one that truly makes me gasp! This is an extraordinarily stunning and exceptional 1930's silk satin bias-cut trained gown. Old Hollywood glamour at it's finest. The bodice has a striking glass beaded deco neckline that flows into the most interesting draped mutton sleeves. This beautiful beading continues down the upper arm with complex cut-outs; the effect is sensational. The gown slips on without closures, hugging the body in just the right places. The piece work to create this garment with the softest silk-satin is mind-blowing. This sophisticated dress conveys the alluring sensuality of 1930's silver screen starlets like Garbo Greta and Carole Lombard. It is also amazing that a gown with this amount of detail and presence can feel so comfortable but it does. So dramatic and rare.
Measurements (varies due to bias-cut)
Bust: 36-40 inches
Waist: 32-36 inches
Hips: up to 44 inches
Total Length: 60 inches (not including train)
This 1930's silk satin gown is in very good condition with no noticeable rips, holes, missing beadwork or alternations. Presents beautifully and very wearable. After close inspection, we did find some discoloration to the fabric which has turned the black into an eggplant color creating an ombre effect. The discoloration can be seen in the pictures but if you want more detailed images, please message. A rare piece of wearable art from over 90 years ago.