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1940s Black Velvet Evening Gown with Beads Under Sheer Chiffon, Large, fits 39 inch bust,
ERA- This item is from the 1940s
MEASUREMENTS - The gown is 57 inches long, it will fit a 39 inch bust with room, 36 inches at waist, full hips. The hem of the skirt has a 150+ sweep
LABEL - none
FABRIC - velvet
CLEANING - Dry clean
Very nice larger size velvet evening gown. It has a sheer rayon mesh bodice with nude chiffon under bodice that has glass beading and rhinestones. Heavy shirring on the short sleeves of the sheer. From under the bust and down is rayon velvet with full sweeping hem.
The dress is unlined and it has a metal side zipper.
CONDITION - Very good condition.
The velvet needs a more thorough steaming that I was able to give it, some flats spots in the velvet.
The bodice is excellent. No loose or missing beading.
There are four small 1/4 inch holes near the hem and a 1/2 inch barrow spot that is worn thin also near the hem.
There are about 10 tiny pin head size holes scattered over skirt. But the velvet is strong and wearable.