This is the last Thirties dress I shall show you, in case it's all getting a big samey and you start dozing off. I bought this hand made dress at a Hollywood estate sale for $150 in about 1994.
The dress is made of a heavy crepe with hand applied rhinestones. They are clipped on with a metal circle on the inside. They didn't have zips in the Thirties either so it does up on the hip with tiny hooks and eyes which are so well done you can't see them at all.
I never think about fashion I just buy things if I like them. It was one of those dresses that ticked all the boxes, the colour, the cut, a bit of sparkle and the belt. I knew I had to buy it the minute I saw it .
It came with two loose straps that you can sew back on if you wish. They run from the bottom of spine in an upside down V up to the neckline. I left it backless but I still have them. The skirt fishtails out at the back when you walk.
The strap around the neck threads through the gathers and ties in a bow
The rhinestones aren't really sparkly instead they just catch the light now and again. It has a little Art Deco buckle set with hundreds of rhinestones on a matching fabric belt.
What do you think? Timeless? or dated?
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