Bias-cut chiffon/lace nightgown, 1930s
Sexy, bias-cut designs became synonymous with Hollywood sophistication during the 1930s when America craved fantasy and beauty—a yearning for the unattainable, the lost world of 1920s glamour. The bias cut molds the dress to the woman, rather than vice versa. We can see why Marlene Dietrich loved these gowns.
The style combines a black lace bodice with a long bias cut, black chiffon skirt. It slips on without closures. The nightgown still has the original silk ribbon ties and a delightful satin ribbon floral bouquet. The cap sleeves, cut-in-one with the bodice, are free of ugly seams.
The condition is almost excellent and all original. The nightgown just shows gentle wear.
It measures: 36" bust, 32" waist, 40" hip and 56" from the shoulder to the hem.