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A colleague of ours once said that with certain pieces, there comes a point where they surpass the identifiers of vintage or antique and are simply referred to as relics.
This exquisite silk dress certainly fits that description with intricate beadwork and an attached sash!
The epitome of 1920s flapper fashion, this extraordinary garment is a significant and wearable piece of history.
Aside from its gleaming beauty, this dress represents freedom from the firm, constrictive expectations placed on the female silhouette. The abandonment of corsets and constraining garments in favour of loose fits that offered movement and the opportunity to flaunt the arms and ankles. This carefree nature quickly influenced and altered the way garments were being made. More expressive clothing was now desired and ornate details like flowers, glass beads, sequins, rhinestones and even fur became an increasingly popular aspect of design.
This dress showcases not only this transformation in women’s fashion but the incredible, labour intensive skills utilized in making these mesmerizing and unique, jazz era showstoppers.
Just look at that beadwork!
Nearing 100 years in age this piece is in remarkable condition and very strong.
Very minimal wear including a couple tiny pinholes and stress to the seams at the waist and sash beading. Black undergarments will hide the tiny holes.
As we all face the restrictions in todays world, we need to remember that things will one day change for the better and hopefully this magnificent beauty will be danced in once again - perhaps even the Charleston!
Layaway available after 24 hours.
Original size label reads 40
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Please note that overseas shipments DO NOT come with tracking. Tracked shipping is standard for all shipments within Canada and the United States. Shipping overseas is expensive, and the set shipping rates we have provided do not cover tracked shipping to all countries. If you would like tracked shipping, please send us a message prior to purchasing so that we may find you a quote.
All shipments will be sent with a standard $100 CAD insurance and if you require a higher amount please let us know before purchasing.
We are not responsible for packages lost in the mail or circumstances beyond our control and will only return the full purchase amount if it has been covered by insurance.
Should you not opt for tracked shipping please be aware that international parcels may take up to several months to arrive and we will not have access to tracking its location or be responsible for any delays.
Vintage garments have been previously worn and lovingly cared for. They will likely have general wear and blemishes. We try our best to note any major wear or damages on each garment - although we may sometimes overlook things - which we do apologize for.
Please do not expect all vintage garments to come perfect, unless "MINT CONDITION" has been stated in the description.
Please make sure you check all the measurements of the garment before purchasing. Vintage garment sizes are not the same as those of today. Most vintage garments do not have the stretch or give of modern fabrics. To ensure the best fit, we suggest you measure (twice) a similar garment and compare it to the measurements we have listed.
We cannot offer refunds for fit issues, variances in monitor colors, or buyer’s remorse since these things are out of our control.
ALL SALES ARE FINAL. .
We believe the customer does hold some responsibility when purchasing vintage items, and should be familiar with the nature of vintage clothing before purchasing a vintage garment from any online shop.
Please message us with any questions you may have before making a purchase. Once a purchase has been made we will assume that the above information has been fully read and understood.
We will not be accountable for any issues involving the information provided above.
Once your package has shipped we will provide you with a Canada Post tracking number (on eligible purchases) where you can see the whereabouts of your package en route to your location. We only have access to the same information as the customer and will not be able to provide any additional tracking information to what is available to the customer.
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Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
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