Striking antique 1910s - 1920s black floral net lace and mesh evening dress with a jaw-dropping plunging neckline! The floral portion covers the most the bodice, kimono sleeve hems and hem of skirt. An attached green silk velvet waistband encircles the waist with button/loop closures at front. No closures with exception of button/loops for waistband - you'll need to be able to pull on over your head. I've shown the dress both with a slight blouson effect and as a more straight drop waist style. I've been a little stumped on her age, the mesh net lace seems more like mid 1910s to me, however, the waistline and hem length seem to align with 1923-1924. The plunging V neckline I get a 1930s vibe from, however, an under-slip would have been worn at the time. I am certain this dress was homemade. The waistband underneath the green silk velvet is black silk with partial silk taffeta which is in very fragile as-is condition. I had a vintage 1930s green silk velvet waistband sewn on top in order to stabilize the waist and create a visual pop. As you can see on the backside - it doesn't align perfectly with the center back seam.
Content: Mesh and floral net lace, silk velvet
Best Fit: Small
*Bust: up to 40"
Drop Waist: 30"
Length: 54 1/2" (top shoulder to side hem)
*Velvet waistband is 30" around. You need to be able to pull this on over your shoulders and bust so please keep this measurement in mind. Dress form has 33.5" bust. In modeled picture, the dress is too long in the torso and sleeves. My petite shoulders also had a hard time keeping the shoulders in place.
As mentioned above, green silk velvet waistband was recently sewn on top of original silk waistband which was starting to tear. The waistband is now stabilized for wear. A couple small holes to net mesh and slight wear to some of the scallops - mostly at sleeve hems. 1 silk chiffon backed darn hand-stitched under lace at to upper left shoulder area (last pic).
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