Absolutely beautiful 1930's dress by Cripps Sons Ltd, Liverpool. It is made from black wool, trimmed with red grosgrain and gold soutache. It isn't a heavy, itchy wool, it almost feels like a knitted jersey type material, but there is no stretch to it at all.
There is a 3" wide grosgrain inner waistband to stop the main body of the dress from stretching. The grosgrain and braid trim at the bottom covers the front and about 4" of the back, and then the actual back of the dress is pleated, and hangs beautifully when worn. The sleeves are slim fitting, and fasten at the wrist with two little poppers and there is a metal side zip.
Very good with some minor points to note;
- there are approx. 30 small moth holes scattered across the bottom back of the skirt, and one tiny darn and this is reflected in the price. The holes aren’t seen when the dress is worn as they are lost within the pleats.
Still totally wearable, and really does look amazing on and the holes are only noticeable when the dress is held up to the light.
This isn't meant to be figure hugging, or you'll spoil the line of the pleats in the back skirt, so this is best suited to a 36-27-36
Flat bust 19"
Flat waist 14"
Flat hips 36"
Sleeves are 19" long measured on the underarm
Shoulder to hem 48"