1930s chiffon dress . vintage 30s rose print dress
A vintage 1930s chiffon dress with a really unique construction. It's a wrap style dress that fastens at the back waist with a single hook and eye. The dress has an open back, a large cutout/slit on the front bodice with a hook and eye at the front neckline, and a weight on the fabric that drapes on the back shoulders. There's a single layer of sheer, rose print, crepe silk chiffon fabric on the bodice. The skirt has two layers of fabric--the rose print chiffon is the top layer and gathers in a small ruffled "bustle" in the back hip area and also divides with a slit on the front hem. Beneath this fabric is a black solid chiffon that extends past the floral chiffon, causing a train effect.
Size: small to medium
Bust: difficult to measure, but likely best for 36-38"; shown unpinned on my 34" bust dress form
Waist: 29" (likely best for slightly smaller to prevent fabric stress)
Hip: 38" (has flexibility because of open back nature of skirt)
Length: 60" to hem and about 103" to end of train
Condition: Very good. There is a small discoloration on the edge of one back ruffle, which isn't noticeable because of its location. I've found three small holes in the chiffon, none of which are noticeable--one is on the train; one is on the back ruffle; and one is on the front hip only on the outer layer of fabric. See close-up photos. I also did not attempt to clean this dress because I don't want to damage it, and I don't have a professional cleaner who I can trust with older/rare garments like this one.