For your dance or evening pleasure, a vintage 1920's flapper dress in a silk crepe (rayon) chiffon with machine lace panels. The gorgeous dress is in a hue between aqua and turquoise color.
Ecru panels of needle lace set a dramatic tone to this dance or evening wear. It is a slip over style, with a round neck line filled with the needle work This accents just the front. Sleeveless for ease of movement. Tiny picot edging at the sleeve opening. On the bodice, at the lower side seams, an insertion gusset of shirring joins the shirring of the drop waist.
The waist shirring finishes about 3/4 of the way to the center front. Panels of the chiffon and needle lace are attached to the waist, falling loosely to the hem. A narrow band of the lace edges the upper portion of the panel, terminating in an open work applique of the needle lace, just above the waist.
Back of the dress is equally as charming as the front. The drop waist line is completely shirred the width of the back. From it, two chiffon panels are attached falling in a handkerchief hem just above the regular hem line.
A separate short simple camisole was worn under the dress. It has two snaps on either side to adjust the fit.
The dress is not absolutely sheer, as some chiffon, as it has more body. Seems to have more of a crepe weave so may be a fabric mixed with rayon and silk. Possibly even some cotton.
Measurements: 46" long from the shoulder seam to the hem. 17" across from shoulder to shoulder. 34" around the bust. 30" around the natural waist. 34" hips.
Condition: The dress is being offered as found, right from the box it was found in. It does not have any holes or splits that I see. Basically the dress seems sound However, it does have over all storage stains. Maybe even some discoloration if cleaned. Some staining around the arm holes, which is normal, but no damage at the point. So there are no guarantees how it will clean.
A lovely example of the time period. Great for display, research or however you wish to enjoy.