Sweet Disorder Vintage
1920s Ombre Beaded Dress
Breathtaking 1920s ombre beaded silk dress. The classic 20s silhouette is the perfect showcase for the gorgeous vibrant ombre dip dye. Sparkly arabesques of glass bugle beads add delicate depth and texture. The color of the beads graduates from gold to silver the deep purple to complement the beautiful shades of the dye. There are little seams with subtle gathers at the hips for shaping. The ankle length skirt is a little less common for the era, and it gives maximum space to showcase the beautiful color. So opulent and gorgeous! All of the dye and beading is original. There is a similar 1920s gown in the collection of the Met Museum. The ombre theme is one of my favourite 1920s styles and a rare find.
This beauty is a hard to find larger size, the equivalent of a modern US size 18-20 but please use the measurements to ensure your best fit and remember to leave room for ease.
Chest 23" armpit to armpit
Waist 23" at drop waist seam
Length 52" Length shoulder to waist seam 23"
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This 1920s ombre beaded dress is in fair condition. It has been completely reinforced on the inside to stabilize the silk. There is damage to the silk and crude but effective repairs on the shoulders. The shoulders have been extra reinforced on the inside to support the weight of the beading. Minor bead loss mostly at the neckline and underarms. A red stain on the back side of the skirt and other minor marks throughout. Two small holes on the back of the dress around the waist, stabilized by the lining. I did not do the repairs and have left as found because the repairs are effective to stabilize the dress and it presents beautifully. The dress is wearable, but should be treated with the care a 100 year old beauty deserves.
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