#2821 $850Silk lace flapper dress, c.1929
Black lace remains a perennial favorite because of its association with the romance and mystery of the night.
This charming dress, from the endpoint of the flapper period, has the longer-in-back hemline that anticipates the full length styles of the 1930s. Like birds circling before the storm, fashion designers sensed the end of the era.
The dress was originally worn over a slip-style underdress. A black slip will give you a sophisticated LBD for evening; a contrasting light-hued slip (or gold lamé) will dramatize the exotic lace pattern.
In the peerless visionary design, it is easy to lose oneself in the swirling, centrifugal black lace motifs (vortices of desire), and forget what a conjuring trick has been performed by the designer, and with what consummate sleight of hand.
The sexsational deep V-necklines in front and back will be worn over the slip of your choice. The featherweight dress slips on without closures. It is comfortable and easy to wear.
The condition is almost excellent. The lace is in excellent condition. You just need to add a slip.
It measures: 38" bust, 36" waist, 44" hip, 41" from shoulder to front hem, and 50" from shoulder to back hem.