Sweet Disorder Vintage

1920s Black & White Masquerade Dress


Stunning silhouette dress handmade in the 1920s for a black & white themed masquerade ball. Iconic 20s drop waisted silhouette. The sturdy white satin bodice is adorned with little black silk silhouettes. Bigger silhouettes in cameos of white satin accent the skirt. I adore the Art Deco influence in the design, from the strong graphic effect of the black and white to the delicate pointed waistband so classic of the era. The black silk charmeuse skirt is a full circle cut on the bias for lots of gorgeous movement and a little kick at the hem~perfect for dancing. Hidden side snap placket and darting through the bodice for a flattering fit. This dress is such  a charming snapshot of the roaring 20s. It was deaccessioned from a major museum collection. A handmade, one of a kind wearable treasure!

Flat Measurements

Chest 18" armpit to armpit

Waist 17.5" measured at natural waist

High hip 20" measured at waist seam where skirt attaches.

Hip measurement free due to volume of the circle skirt.

Length 41" Length shoulder to waist seam 21"

Best fit sizes XS-S.

Label: None present, skillfully home made

Material: Silk

This 1920s masquerade dress is in good condition. It was entirely home made by the original owner. The sewing is skilfully done. The silhouette appliqués were cut out of a light silk fabric and applied with glue rather than sewn.

The dress is structurally sound and wearable with no rips, damage or alterations. There is scattered oxidized staining throughout on the white satin of the bodice and the skirt. More so on the back of the dress than the front. The old glue has oxidized and shows where it was not carefully applied by the maker of the dress. The silhouette appliqués show wear, especially to the cut edges of the fabric. They are still securely attached and there is no peeling or loss. See photos for details of the heaviest wear & staining. A discreet reinforcement under one arm (see photo). This dress has not been cleaned and is offered as found. No strong odors. This beauty is almost 100 years old and a unique Deco treasure.

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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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