#2776 $1,800Hollywood-style beaded evening dress, 1930s
By 1932, the Roaring Twenties were ancient history. Because conspicuous consumption was frowned upon during the Depression, much less high style clothing was created in the 1930s compared to the abundant production of the prior decade. An exceptional 1930s evening dress, in unaltered condition, is a special find.
Paradoxically, glamour in clothes was more important in the 1930s than it was before or since. Glamour signified romance and excitement. Our dress is the perfect fantasy creation that appeals to this yearning.
With its endearing feminine charm, the soft pink hue is the perfect setting for the outer layer finely embellished with opaque white beads, clear crystal beads, and glittering rhinestones.
This magnificent dress comes with a matching two-layer slip. The under layer is of silk crepe; the outer layer is of silk chiffon. The dress and slip close separately on the side with small hooks and snaps. The belt closes with a hook.
The dress glides smoothly over the torso. The skirt flares below the hips due to the clever arrangement of the bias-cut panels.
Fantasy is the quintessence of the scintillating, semi-abstract design of stylized roses and sprays of attendant opaque white beads. Men need to love and to dream. Here is a dress for a woman who will embody those dreams.
The condition is almost excellent. The dress is structurally sound. On the lower skirt near the hem are a few small stains that get lost in the fullness of the dress. They are reflected in the price.
It measures: 36" bust, 32" waist, 38" hip, and 56" from shoulder to hem.