1920s Cream Silk Dress With Asymmetric Hemline - Bust 86 cm
This dress was worn by a young woman called Alice when she was 19.
The dress has a pointed shaped yoke and an asymmetric bias cut skirt on a yoke. The long sleeves are trimmed with bias ruffles and close at the wrists with press studs. The knee length skirt falls in gentle folds from the yoke, which extends into long sashes tying on one hip. Pull on, no closures. Fabric is silk.
Small - measurements allow for movement and the fact that it needs to pulled on.
Bust 86 cm (34")
Waist to 81 cm (32")
Hips 91 cm (36")
Shoulders 35.5 cm (14")
Sleeve 52 cm (20.5") plus 5 cm (2") ruffle
Length 99-107 cm (39-42")
Very Good. The fabric is sound but as with all garments of this age, care needs to be taken while wearing. There are a few pin prick sized holes, one on the front of the skirt, two in one sleeve, two at the back of the neck, two on the hemline. There is also a number of tiny spots. None of these are noticeable while wearing.