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1930s lace dress1930s lace dress



#2839 $1,800   Sold

Hand-assembled application lace dress, 1930s

The best of both worlds: the simple unstructured style is strikingly modern; the hand-assembled lace is a treasure trove of antique needle art. I love the captivating cornucopia of varied textures in the bold floral design. The fetching floral motifs are hand stitched onto a white cotton tulle ground.

The gown skims the torso to the thigh level, where the skirt flares with circular bias-cut panels. The skirt dips down to a small train in back. The dress slips on without closures.

It originally floated over a bias-cut slip, which would be easy to replace. A white slip will give you a classic white dress; or you can showcase the lace pattern with a contrasting pastel slip.

This pristine white lace dress is perfect for an informal wedding. The feather weight, unstructured style is effortless and comfortable to wear. The most sophisticated art is required for such artless simplicity!

The design has the mesmerizing appeal that draws the viewer into the mystery of the eternal feminine. Here is the Romantic love of nature as the master pattern of art, where sisterly flowers play the same role as separate strands of music in a symphony.

Mark how one string, sweet husband to another,
strikes each in each by mutual ordering;
resembling sire and child and happy mother
who all in one, one pleasing note do sing.

The condition is excellent and wearable. The lace has been cleaned. You just need to add a slip.

It measures: 38" bust, 36" waist, 40" hip, 59" from shoulder to front hem (longer in back). The mannequin is 6' tall. If you are shorter, you will have a longer back train. If you need to shorten the skirt, it can be raised from the top where it joins the torso.

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