Sweet Disorder Vintage

1920s Ombre Beaded Dress

  • Size: Extra large
  • Condition: Fair
  • Breathtaking 1920s ombre beaded silk dress
  • Sparkly arabesques of glass bugle beads in graduated colors of gold to silver to deep purple
  • Little seams with subtle gathers at the hips for shaping
  • Silk fabric
  • Flat Measurements~Chest 23" Waist 23" at drop waist seam Hip 26" Length 52"
  • There is a similar 1920s ombre beaded gown in the collection of the Met Museum
  • Fair condition. The dress has been completely reinforced with fusible interfacing on the inside to stabilize the silk. It can be peeled off without damaging the fabric. There is damage to the silk at the shoulders and crude but effective repairs. 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. I have put the dress on and moved in it to test the sturdiness. It was fine during walking, sitting and standing, however it should be treated with care.

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size xs small medium large xl
bust 32-34 34-36 36-38 38-40 40-42
waist 22-24 24-26 26-28 28-30 30-32
hips 32-34 34-36 36-38 38-40 40-42


The flat measurements in the product description are the actual measurements of the garment when laid flat. Double the chest, waist and hip measurements for an idea of fit. Please remember to allow a little "space" in a garment beyond your body measurements for ease and a good fit.

If you are uncertain about fit you can measure a similar garment you own that fits you well and compare the measurements with the product. You can use the image below as a guide.


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