Original Late 1930s 30s Early 1940s 40s Vintage Silk Velvet Evening Gown With Gold Soutache Appliqué
This stunning evening gown was made from a luxuriously soft black silk velvet in the late 1930s / early 1940s. It is cut in an elegant, slim silhouette with wonderful draping at the bust and pleating to the shoulders which creates a slight puff to the sleeves. The V-shaped waist seam visually elongates the wearer’s body and, combined with the slim hips, gives the dress a wonderful sense of sophistication. A large gold soutache appliqué in a floral spray design adorns the wearer’s right shoulder and is also repeated near the left side of the hem. The dress fastens with a long rear metal zipper, making it step in for easy dressing and small fabric covered buttons decorate the V-shaped cuffs.
Bust: 33” (tight 34”)
Length: 54 1/4”
The dress is in good condition, however there is fraying to some of the seams and wear to the hem as pictured and the there is also wear near the top most cuff button on each side.