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Vintage 1930's Black Silk Velvet Dress Burnout Art Deco Design Bat Wing Sleeves Bias Cut Ruching Evening Gown

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Sleek and sexy, this Vintage 1930's Black Silk Velvet Dress with it's Burnout Art Deco Design in the Batwing sleeves and bodice will make for a riveting entrance where ever you go this season. The gown has a bit of Goth daring ensconced in Victorian drama and 30's glamour, so no need to pin yourself down to one vintage era with this one! A great choice for the ultimately chic Halloween or Beltane celebration dress as well!

The daringly sexy bodice has a ruffled jewel neckline in the front which flows down in the back to the sides of a low-cut square ruched placket with a 3 snap opening on the left side. The Art Deco style burnout in the front of the bodice has a sheer black silk chiffon pattern which forms a plunging neckline that is in contrast to the 'demure' presence of the dress at first glance. There is one 1/32" pinhole in the left bodice chiffon, where I would guess a brooch was placed.

The soft shoulder sleeves have an amazing bat-wing design, a take-off on a popular 30's dolman sleeve design, that is a unique and collectible aspect of this dress. The burn out design ends in a square cut upper sleeve that ends at the elbow and moves into an 11" tapered cuff with 7 self fabric, hand-covered buttons and a 2 snap closure. There is some shattering of the chiffon on the underside of the left sleeve. The bodice ends at the natural waist has belt loops but no belt. A satin ribbon would look great as a belt or the dress looks fabulous as a sheath, with no belt.

The skirt is bias cut and lower calf length, with a flare at the bottom and asymmetrical hem, lower in the back, dating it from the early to mid 30's. The skirt has one tiny 1/4" patch on the back where the velvet has worn off and a repaired 1" tear, neither are noticeable because of the folds in the skirt. This evening gown is a glamorous piece of art and the luminous lady who wears it will become one herself! A fascinating collectable dress. (va0181) Dry-Cleaned.

shoulder 16"
bust 44"
waist 34"
hips 38"
length 49" front>>54" back
sleeve 26" armhole circumference 20" cuff circumference 7"
CONDITION Very Good; (Belt missing. Pinhole in chiffon bodice. Shattering of chiffon about 1" x 3" area under left arm. Repaired 1" tear in skirt. 1/4" area skirt, velvet worn away. All mentioned above)

Vintage 1930's Black Silk Velvet Dress Burnout Art Deco Design Bat Wing Sleeves Bias Cut Ruching Evening Gown


  • Vintage item from the 1930s
  • Materials: silk burnout velvet, silk chiffon art deco design, raven black color, self fabric handcovered buttons, 10 inch cuffs, bat wing sleeves, assymetrical hem, midi length, bias cut skirt, ruching back placket, snap closures cuff, snap closure neck, ruffled velvet collar
  • Ships worldwide from Oregon, United States
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  • Favorited by: 15 people