1920s Silk Crepe de Chine Dress

 

 

 

In the 1920s as hemlines grew shorter they became a focal point in dresses.  By 1925 the tubular silhouette was gaining popularity, and as the decade progressed, ornamentation gave way to cut as the most important element in design.  We think this dress is a spectacular example of that style.  Deceptively simple in style and cut, its a delicious confection in cream silk crepe de chine, highlighted by pleated panels floating from either side of the hip, and pouf and pleated short sleeves. The effect is diaphanous and light, like a simple whipped cream frosting on the perfect wedding cake. The dress is unlined except for the sleeves, which are faced in a fine batiste. On your special day, complement the sheer simplicity with a delicate flower wreath or neat fitting cloche hat. Bust 38", hip 44", shoulder 17", sleeve 10", length 46", with streamers hanging about 3" longer than the hem. The dress has some very light discoloration, primarily on the skirt portion, a faint pink stain on the back neckline, and a pinhole (approx 2mm) at the right rear shoulder near the seam. All things considered, we think the gown is spectacular and we're calling the condition very good to excellent. $345