1920's Flapper Dress Silk Chiffon Jet Black Glass Beads - Wow For Sale
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Wow - 1920'w Vintage Antique Flapper Dress!
This is a wonderful dress! The color is a Peachy Pink Mauve Color
that is what I think is silk chiffon fabric. There are thousands of thousands glass beads
creating circles, with I think flower petals? It may be a graphic pattern, but I see flowers.
The beads are a crystal clear bead and Jet Black beads. Both are glass.
This is a revealing dress. Both in that it is very sheer. But also from the the sides, the arm holes drop all the way to the waist, as does the back. Can't be shy when wearing this one! There is a side ruffle on the right, that comes out of the seam. The photos do not do this dress justice.
Condition - considering that this dress is close to 100 years old it is amazing! Most glass beaded dresses I have seen from this time period are shredded and have not held up well due to the fragile fabric and heavy glass beads. This one has held up pretty well. This dress weighs 2 pounds due to all the beads. There are a couple of tiny tears. I found on in the seam at the shoulder, and then found another down on the skirt area. They may be others, but I did not find them. It looks like there has been some strength stitching in areas at the waist. The beads are heavy and looks like the seam needed some reinforcement. Also on the skirt area, there are a few black smudges. I think this may be from storage. As it was in a box with a black blouse that was not doing well. There is a water spotting looking area. Different light it shows up and doesn't show up. Some areas have a faded look to them, hard to tell with such sheer fabric. I was scared to try and clean this in any way - so I leave it up to the new owner.
Bust - approx. 24" to 28" depending on how revealing your arm holes are.
Waist - approx. 30"
Length from shoulders to hem line - 46"
This is a true antique piece. Has age - but is still a stunning piece.
Might even have a party or two left in it!
Please look close at all of my photos for condition.
And feel free to ask any questions.
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