1920s Beaded Floral Green Flapper Dress

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Exquisite 1920s dress in a remarkable and unusual shade of soft green. The silk chiffon is finished with mind boggling tiny stitches and that amazing pointed hem that follows the design in the dress. The bead work is amazing. Entirely hand done and very tightly stitched! Primarily the design is comprised of bead work but the outline of the diamonds on the skirting are bead edged rows of iridescent sequins. The beading that form the main design are a mix of the fine glass tube beads in clear and silk painted interiors. The flowers - which are gorgeous - are a myriad of pinks, tangerines and lavenders highlighted by green leaf outlines. The back and front are scooped as is each arm opening. The skirting has extra panels set into each side so you get even more movement! There are no closures - you just slip it over an under dress and go. Strong and wearable with the care and love it deserves to be shown - this is a remarkable twenties textile. The level of work in this piece would only be found in the highest couture of today! Museum quality.

Bust: 19” from side seam to side seam, and continuing to bottom hem

Length: 44” from shoulder to bottom hem at the points

The dress is unlined and slips over the head to wear. Remarkable condition with no outstanding flaws to note other then natural patina. It should be cleaned upon the recommendation of a trusted cleaner when cleaned again in the future.
Early 20th Century
Marked Size
SML-MED (6-12)
Dealer Location
Toronto, Canada
Number of Items
Reference Number
Shrimpton Couture
Toronto ON M5V 2M9
(647) 559-2223
1stdibs Dealer since 2010 Located in Toronto, ON
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