#7292 $800Pingat beaded lace cape, c.1880-1890
Here is the perfect embroidered 1920s dress if you want the look without the high cost of elaborate hand embroidery. The semi-abstract floral embroidery has a naive charm that will win all hearts.
Made from cream colored cotton tulle, the dress will be cool and comfortable on a hot summer day. The silky sheen of the matching embroidery adds lively contrast. The sheer dress will need a slip.
The loosely structured surplice style features sleeves cut-in-one with the bodice. In the skirt is a side opening that closes with a snap.
Especially noteworthy is the creative combination of opposing design elements just above the hem: circular (female) and vertical male)—yin and yang, the eternal dualities that make the world go round.
The condition is almost excellent. The dress just shows gentle wear.
It measures: 42" bust, 34" waist, 48" hip, and 44" from shoulder to hem.