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1930s evening dress

#2787 $1,900 Sold

Sequined net evening dress, 1930s

I love slinky 1930s evening wear, which became synonymous with Hollywood sophistication during the Depression years when America craved fantasy and beauty. This sexy, clinging evening dress personifies the yearning for the lost world of 1920s glamour.

Made from stretchy ivory net, the dress is completely covered with scalloped rows of iridescent sequins. It provocatively molds to the body, ending with a scalloped hem and small back train. The dress closes on the side with small snaps.

The original slip is missing; so you will need to add one. I suggest a bias-cut slip. The bias cut molds the dress to the woman, rather than vice versa. It is obvious why Marlene Dietrich loved these sexy gowns in the 1930s. Men are simple creatures—they will respond to the seductive elegance of the style.

I remember seeing this sexsational mermaid dress on Holly Huntress, a movie femme fatale, as she made her entrance into the Club Chimera in early October, 1937. Her eyes were cobalt blue; her hair was dusky red, like a fire under control but still dangerous. Every guy in the Club was checking her out.

The condition is almost excellent. Near the back hemline is one mend that does not show from the outside.

It measures: 34"-36" bust, 30" waist, 36" hip, and 58" from shoulder to front hem.

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