Dress
Dress
Dress
Dress
Dress

2019.21

Dress

Date: 1920s

Brown silk crepe de chine 1920s dress with a drop waist, accentuated by a thick horizontally gathered waistline and a black glass bead decoration with strands of freely moving beaded fringe.  At the neckline, there is a beaded design in copper and black glass cylindrical beads.  Sleeves are lined with a light ocher crepe de chine that is visibly seen through sits running up the exterior side of the arm.  Two panels drop from the waistband and frame the boxy skirt, and are lined with the same ocher crepe de chine fabric.  Dress snaps up from the left proper waist to the armpit, then follows the line of the bust up to the front of the shoulder and neckline.  Snaps range from every 1.5 to 2.5 inches.

Material: silk crepe de chine, glass beads, metal snaps

Label: None

Measurements: 

Bust: 32 inches

Waist: 31 inches

Shoulder to shoulder: 12.75 inches

Neck to bottom front: 37.75 inches

Underarm to side bottom edge: 32 inches