Vintage 1920s to 1930s Dress - Wounded Bird Red Silk Chiffon Flutter Hem Deco Beauty Size XS to S
•Highlights: wounded and priced as-is, but too beautiful not to save; deco stitching on shoulders and below waist seam; tiered flutter skirt; chiffon layered over solid silk
•Colors: a deep rust-to-wine red
•Closures: none, pulls over head
Any accessories or belts shown in photos are prop pieces and not included unless mentioned.
About a modern size XS to S (fit our dress form well, a modern size 2); please allow room for movement and ease
Please be very mindful due to the age and fragility of this piece
Bust (underarm area measured flat, then doubled) 32" slack to about 36" maxed
Waist about 25" slack, 28" pulled taut
Hips to about 38”/taut 40"
Length, shoulder to center of waist/sash about 16 1/8"
Total length about 42"
Armhole opening about 15" around
As-is but still hauntingly pretty. I hand-washed this one recently in a silk wash, and it did fine. 80+ years old and priced to help find it a loving home!
To note: the exterior silk is in pretty good shape for its age. A few tiny seam openings as shown. Some small faint spots on the ruffles (see photos). 2-3 pinholes.
It's the lining that is suffering. It has numerous horizontal pulls and runs in its weave and is pulling away and/or sagging at its seams. I've had this dress for almost two decades and have been able to display it and get it on/off dress forms without incident. It could be worn GENTLY (e.g. for photo ops, since it photographs magnificently). Also great for restoration/re-lining, study, or display.
See photos -- I included both inside and outside views of this dress.
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