Tuesday, October 22, 2013

This Dress

Every once in awhile I find a vintage dress that sends me over the moon.  Yesterday, I added one such dress to the website.  Would you like the swoon with me?

It's a silk velvet dress from the 1930s.  This is the back which I am showing you so you can see the train...the ruffled train.

Here it is from the side.  See how deep that train is?  Lovely.  Even better, the dress comes with a matching jacket to cover up those bare shoulders if you like.

The jacket has white ermine fur cuffs.  So luxe!

Here's the ruffled hem in detail with the train at the back.  This photo has been dramatically lightened so you can see the detail.  What do you think?  Do you love it as much as I do?


Rebecca Grace said...

OH MY GOSH! Yes, I love this gown! I actually have some black silk velvet like this in my stash, lightweight with a really liquid drape. I used it for a client's black velvet drapery panels and ended up with several yards leftover due to a mid-production design change. I was planning to use it for some kind of Little Black Dress project one of these days but now, seeing this gorgeous gown, I'm really liking the effect of the floor-length hem weighted by the heavy ruffle. I wonder if I could find a similar dress pattern and adapt it to add the ruffles? Because I do NOT fit into tiny vintage sizes (sadly!) but I sure would feel like a movie star every time I stepped out in a dress like this one. Thank you so much for sharing it!

Sheila said...

Oh my gosh, that's so amazing!

Fashionista said...

Fabulous fabulous gown! There is something about a classic gown that just makes everything else pale in comparison. Off on a tangent, but can you imagine how gorgeous it would be in ivory for a wedding gown?

rubyfoot said...

totally fabulous

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