Vintage 1930s Evening Gown Black Chantilly Lace Dress Fishtail Ball Gown Sz M L


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This is a 1930s era full length black lace evening gown / dress.  The dress is constructed with lace over a black taffeta base fabric - I believe that the lace is Chantilly.  It has cap sleeves, a sweetheart shaped neckline and is cut so that the skirt flares out at the bottom to form a fishtail at the back.  The bodice is decorated down the centre with 13 matching lace covered buttons and the dress has a metal zipper closure at the left side. 

Age: 1930s 

Label: None

Sizing: No size is indicated, and although this should fit a medium to large size, please note the following measurements for fit:

Shoulders:  26” across, including the cap sleeves

Bust:  38” around, taken under the sleeves - you might want this to be a little loose

Waist:  31” around

Hips:  38”-39” around

Length:  59”, measured flat

Condition: This dress is in very good condition except for a few mend areas to the lace in the back at the seat area (see last close-up photo), fairly minor.  There is a metal “stay” along the right edge of the neckline gap above buttons, but the left one is missing - easy to replace, but not necessary to replace.  Otherwise, the lace appears to be strong and the dress definitely has life left in it. 

This is a very attractive 30s era evening gown - lovely quality lace, nice style, unusual to find a 1930s gown in a larger size like this…..