This is such a beautiful example of a 1930s day dress.
Made from lightweight chocolate brown crepe with cream polka dots, it has no maker's label and so appears to be a home made piece, done to a high standard.
Classic detailing of the time, it has a wonderful chiffon and lace collar, pleated yoke detail, "v" shaped bodice and yoke, long sleeves and is belted. There is no side opening and so the bodice is meant to be blouson and cinched in with the belt, which has a mottled plastic buckle.
It is best suited for up to a 35-28-38 but will cinch smaller. To ensure it will fit you properly please compare the measurements below to a similar garment you already own.
Flat bust 19"
Flat waist 16.5"
Flat hip 20"
Shoulders between sleeves 13.5"
Neck to waist 15.5"
Neck to hem 41" (plus 1" which could be gained from dropping the hem)
Beautiful. Only shows minor wear. Points to note;
- there is some minor wear on the back collar
- there are some small rust marks on the front collar
- one 3mm darn on the left hip