Black Rayon Dress and Jacket with Bishop Sleeves
(B-34" W-27" H-37")
Vintage 1930s black rayon dress and jacket set.
MEASUREMENTS (of dress):
Bust - 34"
Waist - 27"
Hips - 37"
Length - 44.5"
The dress is rayon with netting on the sides, back and shoulder straps (it definitely needs to be worn with the jacket!) The jacket is rayon with gorgeous velvet and netting bishop sleeves and a tie at the neck. The dress has snaps and hooks and eyes on the side; the jacket has no closures (aside from the tie at the neck). The velvet has a sparkle to it.
The dress has a "Flexform" label inside with measurements written in. Those numbers are larger than what I found. I would not trust those numbers because of the delicate nature of the material, I'm not sure if it has enough stretch left. Please refer to the measurements at the top of the listing (with the fragile netting, smaller than the listed measurements is better, so the seams are not stressed).
It is in wearable condition - if you are very careful as it is very delicate. The netting has several small holes (I tried to picture the worst ones). The elastic is worn out on the end of the sleeves - it is stretched enough to get a hand through and still tight enough that it looks good. Do not try to stretch the cuffs because they will not go back into shape and it will not look right. The are some light white marks under the armpit and a few loose stitches.