This lovely little gown is perfect for a princess or vintage bride-to-be! There is something so sweet and innocent about this vintage 1930's dress. It is made of a rayon and/or silk lining in Ivory and a sheer, lightweight silk fabric in an Ivory color with warm, pinkish hues. The upper bodice has sheer shoulder yokes and beautifully gathered (ruched), dramatic sleeves. This ruching is again echoed along the bust line, and perfect little box pleats line the top.
The waist line features three bands of grosgrain ribbon, beneath a tatted, open circular lace embellishment. The side seams have self-fabric waist ties and left side seam features a myriad of metal snap and hook + eye closures. The full length skirt is bias-cut and dreamily swishy. It is very unfortunate that this gown would not fit on my dress form, as the sizing is petite or extra small. No labels or makers marks are present, I believe it may have been home or boutique-made.
The overall condition is very good, and wearable, with some repairs and flaws; one repair ro upper back right neck, repairs to small-to-medium sized tears in outer silk fabric throughout (please see pics for examples, I would estimate there are overall perhaps 16 small repairs, most are not noticeable and I have included pictures of the medium-sized repairs). The outer silk fabric shrunk during the cleaning process and may be up to 2.5 shorter than the lining (I left this as-is, considering that the wearer may need the gown hemmed anyway). 14.5 across from shoulder to shoulder. 59 total length from shoulder to lining hem.
45 length from waist to lining hem. Feel free to contact me with any questions or inquiries. Proud member of The Vintage Fashion Guild.
The item "Vintage 1930's Pink-Ivory Silk PRINCESS gown dress withruched sleeves & bust sz. XS" is in sale since Tuesday, September 10, 2019. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage\Women's Vintage Clothing\Dresses". The seller is "faeriejess" and is located in Brooklyn, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.