This dress is a beautiful example of 1930’s bias cutting. The colour of the front of the dress is a true purple. The dress has braided spaghetti straps that then split into three pieces attached separately to the top of the bust line in the front as well as the back. The bust has a fold at the top and pleating at the sides. Just under the bust, there is a dark pink triangular piece of fabric that, if followed, cascades all the way down the back of the dress, outlining the light pink fabric which makes up the whole centre back of the dress. The back of the dress dips lower, both at the upper back and the hem. There are approximately 20 fabric covered buttons at the back of the dress that get you into it. This is truly an elegant dress for any dressy summer occasion. It could be worn with both, a full slip or a half slip. It was shot with a full slip in one picture only to show an example of how it might look.
Fabric: Silk Chiffon
Condition: Good vintage condition. There is one teeny hole about halfway down the dress and the there is some tearing at the seam at the end of the line of buttons in the back. This tearing can be easily fixed. There is also a faint stain the front of the dress that can only be seen in certain lighting and two tiny marks on the left bust. Besides the tearing, these other marks were only discovered because of careful examination.
Measurements: Bust 34", Waist 27", Hips 36", Length of dress from shoulder to hem in front is 60" and 65" in back.