From the 1930s, a lace dress and bolero jacket set with matching belt.
- Sleeveless dress with peaked underbust seam, seam above deep skirt ruffle, snap side closure, thread belt loops.
- Shaped, adjustable belt with art deco rhinestone buckle.
- Surplice-closure jacket with long leg o' mutton sleeves and pointed, snap cuffs. Sleeve puffs lined, and edge seams finished, in softest tulle.
- Shown without and with a neutral-tone slip beneath (included if you want it, not original).
Coordinating hat available separately (contact us for special on both).
When we acquired this set it was a sad and gloomy shade of beige-pink. We cleaned it thoroughly and then dyed it and its matching hat to the universally flattering and lovely purple mauve shade you now see.
Labels: "National Recovery Act/NRA"
A depression-era label used exclusively from 1933 to 1935. Read about it, here.
Fiber/Care: no tags, cotton lace / gently washable (remove belt buckle before washing or dry-cleaning, place garments in net bag, wash in cool water with gentle detergent, always dry flat)
Condition: READ ME --> Inconspicuous breaks in lace at upper right side of jacket shown in photos have been mended (good, not perfect), a few spots here and there don't show in regular lighting, a few stones missing from buckle. This set is in very good condition, but natural-fiber lace is delicate even when it's not 80+ years old. You mustn't stress it if you want it to last. Treat it gently, with loving care. Rule #1 when wearing older vintage -- never reach into the back seat to get something! (avoid strained twisting and reaching). <-- READ ME
Garment Measurements (check your body measurements. the lace has give and stretch, but you don't want to stress/tear it so best if you're a bit smaller than the dress and jacket):
bust: max 38"/96.5cm
waist: max 30"/76cm
hips: max 40"/101.5cm
sleeve circumference just below poof, top of lower arm: 10"/25.5cm
sleeve circumference at cuff snap: 6.25"/16cm
BELT - sewn (with contrasting thread to make removal easier) at one end, pinned at the other at 30"/76cm. Just unpin and move to your desired size. 34"/86.25cm total length
ABOUT THE FIT --> I measure 35.5/26.5/37.5" and the dress fits me well. The jacket is too tight at my lower arms to wear the set without potentially damaging it. In the photos, only the belt is clipped to fit Delphine. She measures 32/24/35.25". If you are my size (with slim arms), smaller than me, or just slightly larger, it will fit you.
☞ Our items are not newly manufactured "vintage style" pieces. They are true vintage, at least 20 years old. Please read condition report provided above. ☜
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