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This chic late 1930's, early 1940's Vintage Black Silk Crepe Dress transports me into a Hollywood Film Noir movie with it's 'cynical attitude and sexual motivations' (Wikipedia). This classically chic dress has all the bells and whistles of a vintage drama and Lady Percy in the Noir-ish BBC Masterpiece Theater; 'Upstairs Downstairs', one week's episode wore a very similar dress as she is revealed as a pre- WW2 spy. The dress has long sleek lines, beautifully detailed design and accent elements with aura of a lady of mystery.

The bodice has a simple round neckline embellished in the front left-center with a gorgeous hand beaded appliqued flower of: five sequined petals, a prong set black jet rhinestone center surrounded by six leaves of black bugle beads, outlined in smaller squared seed beads. At the back of the neckline is a row of 10 hand covered buttons and loop closure, that can be worn open as well as closed, only buttoned at the top for a sexy glimpse of Milady's back.

The dress has soft kimono flutter sleeves, really just an extension of the dress shoulders, so popular in the late 30's and early 40's, to accent the V line of the bodice as it drapes to the waist. At the waist line are double darts that curve up from the sides at the base of the bodice front and two darts center back to add some subtle shaping. This dress also has a beautifully sewn side snap closure with cloth covered snaps (usually only found in couture) that allows easy entry and tight curvy fit.

The bias cut skirt has seven panels that have tiny gathers at the sides of the waistline and gracefully sweep down to a gentle flare at the hem of the midi-length skirt. This slinky silk crepe dress has a 'Bloomfield Creations' label and is a combination of machine and hand sewn seams and finishing details. If you want to enhance your luminous lady mystery, this vintage little black dress may add a bit of noir to your boudoir!! (va0056)

size
shoulders 19"
bust 34"
waist 28"
hips 38"
length 48"
condition excellent vintage (looks perfect except for two slightly shiny areas (2" round) on the back of the bodice, so subtle you can only see in certain light and won't photograph)

Vintage 1930's Black Silk Crepe Dress Bloomfield Creations label Couture Detailing 'Noir Chic' Sequin Jet Rhinestone Floral

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: silk crepe, midi length, black silk, black sequins, black jet rhinestone, black bugle beads, black seed beads, snap side closure, hand covered buttons, floral applique, bias cut, cap sleeves, paneled skirt
  • Feedback: 77 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Oregon, United States
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