1930s vintage black evening gown
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1930s vintage black evening gown
vintage 1930s puff sleeve formal dress
back view of 1930s vintage evening dress
side view 1930s vintage formal gown
1930s Manhattan Modes vintage party dress label
30s vintage evening gown closeup of small flaw

30s Vintage Women's Formal Dress Party Prom Puff Sleeve Long Medium Large

$ 165.00 Sale Save

I love the sophisticated pleating and tucking used in the design of this elegant 1930s dress! Vee neck with high waist that comes to a point between the breasts. There is shirring at the shoulders and at the bottom of the bodice front to allow for the bust. The waist area is accented with horizontal pleating that is stitched down in the center and sides but open for about 4" in between. At the sideseam, the upper three pleats become the half belt that wraps around the back. Short sleeves are pleated for an exaggerated puff. The skirt flares to the hem, with extra swing in back

SIZE: No size label. Waist measurement is true waist, with half belt unfastened

Measurements

Inches

Centimeters

Bust

46"

117

Shoulders

15.5"

39.5

Waist

30"

76

Hips

42"

106.5

Bodice length

14.5"

37

Skirt length

41"

104

Sweep

94"

239

FABRIC/COLORS: The fabric is a crisp medium weight slubbed faille in black. Based on a burn test and the hand, I believe it is a rayon/silk blend.

TAGS: Original Manhattan Modes, New York

 

CLOSURES: Sideseam snaps with a hook & eye at the waist. A gathered sash from the sideseams fastens in back with self fabric buttons & loops

 

CONDITION: There are three pinholes on the left rear shoulder and one more in the center of the bodice back. A former owner altered the half belt in back by taking a half inch tuck on each side - easily let back out by removing stitches if you need the room - and made the two ends narrower by folding the sides under - I see two extra loops undeneath on one side and the fabric backing of a button on the other. I'm guessing that two of the buttons got lost and this was the easiest fix. Not noticeable and does not need to be restored unless you are inclined.