Vintage 1930s Purple Velvet Evening Gown with Rhinestones

Lightweight silk velvet in a rich, dark purple.  Peaked waist with a slightly blouson bodice covered with rhinestone lightning bolts.  The sleeves have a fitted cuff with a full drape that is open at the bottom for full movement.  Straight, bias cut skirt.  The back has a keyhole opening (can be worn open or closed with hooks-and-eyes) with a low-hanging tie.  Small side snap opening.  

    Label:  none
    Fabric:  Silk velvet; rhinestones 
    Circa:  1930s

    BEST FITS:   XS/S/M because of the bias cut (see measurements)

    CONDITION:  Overall excellent.  The dress shows light, normal wear, with no specific issues to note.  Truly stunning.  Sold AS IS.          
    Shoulders:  15" 
    Bust:  up to 38" (keep in mind a blouson fit)      
    Waist:  up to 30" (bias cut)  
    Hips:  up to 40" (bias cut)   
    Bodice length:  15"
    Skirt length:  38" 
    Sleeve length:  24" 
    Sleeve circumference:  7" at wrist (though there is a snap opening there)

  • CARE:
    Dry clean only.  Contact us if you need more detailed care instructions.

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