Original 1930s 30s Vintage Burgundy Velvet Dress With Pierced Bishop Sleeves
This wonderful dress was made from a burgundy coloured velvet in the early 1930s. The garment boasts the most fabulous balloon sleeves, which are gathered using a press stud cuff for incredible volume. The sleeves are adorned with pierced hole detailing which gives an elegant feel to the dress. The rest of the garment is made fairly simply with a v-neckline and straight cut which ensures that all the attention is focused towards the decadence of the velvet and the flamboyance of the sleeves.
Shoulders: 14 1/2”
The dress is in very good condition for its age, however it has a darn at the point of the v-neckline.
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.