ON LAYAWAY Vintage late 1930s full length evening dress in oriental green and metallic printed cloqué fabric
Late 1930’s evening dress with ‘floating’ side panels, over a relatively straight full length skirt relieved with cb kick pleat. Both skirt and panels are mounted on a light buckram to give additional structure and shape.
The bodice is typical of the period, with a lightly defined sweetheart neckline and deep v to rear. Fastens below this v with a series of small press studs, and hooks and eyes. Tie belt in self fabric to natural waist, fastening to rear which completes the back interest.
Generally good, clean and immediately wearable.
- Small repair to back fastening using original fabric.
- Front bodice right hand side I found two small repairs to slits in the fabric, near the darts, has been overseen onto buckram for stability? - fabric integrity seems good overall so think accidental damage rather than deterioration. Luckily it’s a textured printed fabric so not so obvious.
- Some slight colour variation between side panels and lower hemline when held together (see photo) but does not appear to be faded and certainly does not detract.
- Very faint watermark to inner underarm lining, but generally the lining is undamaged and unmarked.