1920s Tape Lace & Beaded Flapper Dress

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A stunning little twenties piece that was made using earlier tape lace! This makes it an interesting little dress on several levels! I also love its subtle glamour - the tale lace is designed to become the pattern and you could wear any color slip underneath to create a different mood and feel. The threads that hold the curved lace together is beautiful and spaced perfectly through put. Onto the lace are little rows of glass tube beads that are spaced a good inch apart - this gives the dress a subtle glint in the light but is not so overtly beaded that ones focus is deterred form the beautiful lace work. The top is simply cut and it gradually widens as it near the hem. The hem is finished with a pointed scalloping! Museum quality and appears to have been worn little if at all.

Bust: 18? flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 42? from shoulder to bottom hem

Unlined and slips over the head to wear with no openings. Remarkable condition with no outstanding flaws to note. For a piece that is almost 100 years old is it to be considered in outstanding, museum quality condition.

Note that antique and twenties pieces are final sale. They will be packed exceedingly well and we only sell pieces that will stand up to the stress of shipping, however, having pieces potentially shipped multiple times through multiple customs and countries is too hard on garments that are historically important and deserve to be treated with love and care. Please purchase accordingly.

Modern Sizing equivalent: XS-SML (0-small6)
Early 20th Century
Marked Size
XS-SML (0-small6)
Dealer Location
Toronto, Canada
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1stdibs seller since 2010
Located in Toronto, ON