Depression Era early 1930s Dress

Depression Era early 1930s Dress

This is a very elegant, classic, early 1930s dress that is in great condition considering how old it is!
Lovely long sleeves with matching fabric covered buttons that snap with a single snap. The back is constructed similarly, with sewn on faux buttons and a single snap at the back of the neck. A simple frill at the neck.
I believe this dress is made of satin, because it’s soft and shiny on one side and matte on the other side (the matte side is the outer side- it’s shiny inside).
The skirt has about a 4 inch hem, and the seams appear to be reinforced with additional hand stitching.

✩ MEASUREMENTS ✩
Taken with garment laid flat and then doubled where appropriate. Please allow enough “wiggle room” for a comfy fit.

Estimated modern size: 12/14
Overall Length: 45′
Bust (armpit to armpit): 40”
Waist: 36”
Hips: 42″
Shoulder: 14”
Sleeves: 24″

Clipped to size S dress form: no
*Clipped to dress form means we are trying to show proper fit, or the way it would fit someone of the correct size

About The Author

Jessica Kay Murray

Professional WordPress nerd. Lover of all things older than me. I am fascinated by early 1900s labor and feminist history, and have a sporadic addiction to reading nonfiction about those things on Archive.org. I scan old photographs and ephemera when I get really super bored. On Etsy I sell vintage clothing that I got as part of an interesting trade deal a few years ago.

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