Original Vintage 1930s 30s Silk Floral Print Dress With Puff Sleeves
This stunning full length dress was made in the 1930s from a floral patterned silk. The print features vibrant shades of red, white, yellow, green and black. The dress has the most amazing puff sleeves with flattering gathering around the square neckline and at the waist. It fastens at the side with press studs and a hook an eye fastening. This lightweight dress is perfect for summer days and wonderful garden parties to come.
Length: 54 1/2”
The dress is in good condition, there is some yellowing to the back of the dress and the underarms as well as some well executed patch repairs to the underarms as pictured. One of the seams of the patch repairs needs sewing back up.
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.