#2803 $1,975 ReservedBeaded evening dress with strappy back, 1930s
With their irresistible glamour, 1930s high style dresses retain their hold on us today. In these seductive gowns, we see the yearning for the unattainable, for the lost world of the 1920s, in short for glamour, the key concept in 1930s high style clothing.
The sheer black silk chiffon dress is totally covered with clear crystal beads that appear gray against the darker ground. If you wear the dress over a black slip, the beading pattern will be more pronounced; the dark seam lines will disappear into the background.
It slips on without closures, hugging the torso in just the right places. The ease of movement in the dramatic strappy back means that everything is miraculously held in place—and only by your curves :)
With its fab "back interest," this sophisticated dress conveys the alluring sensuality of 1930s silver screen idols: think of Marlene Dietrich, Carole Lombard, and Rita Hayworth.
I dimly remember seeing this sexy dress on 1930s movie femme fatale Holly Huntress sitting alone at a table in the Club Chimera on a steamy Saturday night. Her eyes were cornflower blue. She had a cool go-to-hell mouth with very kissable lips. Every guy in the Club was checking her out.
The condition is excellent and wearable. You just need to add a slip. 1930s evening dresses in top condition are very rare.
It measures: 36" bust, 30" waist, 36" hip, and 53" from shoulder to hem.