Original 1930s 30s Volup Vintage Brown Dress With Abstract Print And Huge Fluted Sleeves
This wonderful dress was made from soft brown silk in the 1930s. It features a beautiful abstract Art Deco print and enormous fluted sleeves with pleating at the top. The small collar emphasises the V-neckline which terminates at the vertical seam above the bust line. This seam continues at the back of the dress to create a shoulder yolk. Two large parallel pin tucks run down the each side of the skirt both at the front and back of the dress and terminate in flattering kick pleats. The dress does not have any openings and slips over the wearer’s head. Please note that you should be at least a couple of inches smaller than the below measurements to be able to slip the dress on and for it to fit correctly.
Bust: 40” (tight 42”)
Length: 45 1/2” plus 1 1/2” hem
The dress is in very good condition, however there are a few small holes and some untidy stitching as pictured, but they are not very noticeable when worn.
This garment is available to purchase with or without dress shields. These clever little contraptions have been made by our seamstress to an original 1940s pattern and can be simply attached to your garment by tack stitching at the corners of the underarm seam, pinning (we wouldn’t recommend that, it hurts if it goes wrong, so if you try this, it is at your own risk only) or inserting tiny poppers. They then stand ready to absorb any sweat and body odours as needed and you can simply detach and launder them instead of your garment, saving you a fortune in dry cleaning bills.
They are equally suitable for suits, blazers and dresses and come in two different options:
1. Pure cream cotton for your heavier weight dresses, blazers and suits
2. White cotton muslin for lightweight summer dresses (so they don’t show through the fabric)
They are universally sized and super easy to use even for a sewing novice as only a couple of tiny stitches are required at each side to secure them.
We sell Dress Shields as a standalone item or at a discount if you purchase them with a garment. We will select the appropriate type to match the garment you have purchased.