Beaded silk chiffon flapper dress, late 1920s
This quintessential flapper dress would come alive on a fuller figure, so don't be fooled by the appearance on the mannequin. The dress appears a little droopy on the 35" bust, 25" waist, 36" hip mannequin.
The two-piece style consists of a slip dress and shell top. The skirt and shell are totally covered with small silver-lined crystal beads. Made of rose pink silk chiffon, both pieces slip over the head with no closures. The upper skirt fits smoothly over the hips (on a fuller figure). The bias-cut, circular lower skirt drapes longer on one side. The pretty rose color is irresistible.
The condition is almost excellent. The silk covering has worn off the neckline and armhole binding. Few would notice this minor problem when the dress is worn. Nevertheless, this small flaw is reflected in the price.
The slip dress measures: 44" bust, 42" waist, 44" hip, and 40" from shoulder to hem.
The shell measures: 44" circumference and 20" from shoulder to hem.