Stunning 1930s quilted gown in rosewood pink taffeta. The collar can be worn open or hooked in the back. This design is incredible!
Side snap closures and hook and eye on the back of the neck.HISTORY
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"Shot Rayon, 1930s
All good things must come to an end, and it was no exception with the 1920s. The following decade was marked by the Great Depression.
Clothing styles are often affected by national and world events. Women struggling through the 1930s had little spare cash to spend on clothing. This gown is evidence that, despite their economic difficulties, they still wanted to stay up-to-date.
Because it is fitted at the waist and bodice, this gown has a more feminine shape than evening dresses of the previous decade. Its decoration comes more from the fabric than beads or sequins. The dress is made of shot taffeta, woven with purple threads in one direction and blue in the other to impart an iridescent appearance. The bodice front is quilted and has pointed wing-like extensions at the shoulders, giving a space-age look. The neckline plunges at the back."
Total length: 55"
Good condition- as is. Some light stains throughout and on upper collar. Slight underarm fade. A few small pinholes. Does not detract!
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