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1920s tea dress

#7292 $800

Pingat 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.

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