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Early 20s dress - Edwardian, TRUE VINTAGE, genuine original item - 20s
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Used: An item that has been previously worn. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of ... Read moreabout the condition
Decade: Pre 1920
Vintage Type: True Vintage Look: 20s Downton
Chest Size: 31 inches Size: UK 10 to but please read full dimensions
Waist Size: 26 inches Main Colour: Black
Exact Colour: Black

This is a vintage dress from probably just before 1920. Waistlines dropped, starting quite high in 1918 and dropping further as the 20s progressed. I suspect that it has been turned up and may have been a bit longer originally, perhaps shin length. It is made of a fine transparent lined voile. It has a ruched belt made of the same material and a full skirt. If you look at the photos you can see it has quite a deep hem.

It needs to be worn with something underneath, though we have photographed it on our model without an undergament so that the pattern in the fabric can be seen clearly. it has prestuds to the side.

There was a little laddering under one of the arms that has been mended. Aside from that small repair the dress is in good vintage condition and is completely wearable today.

A little extra info

A lady contacted me regarding this dress and I have included some extra photographs that I sent in answer to some questions. The new photos show a close up of the way the hem is sewn. They show the darning under the arm. The dress has been altered in it's life time and aside from the shortening of the dress, a zip has been put in the side where there would have been press studs or hook and eye. I believe that the zip was probably put in by the shop owner who sold this dress to me in in the 1980s. I bought the dress in about 1987 and it had this zip and fastenings when I got it but I have bought, sold and worn dresses from this era over the years and normally the side fastenings would be hook and eye or press stud and this is most definitely a modern zip.  It is all done very neatly but I thought I should draw attention to this modern fix.

Size - Dimensions - Please read and be sure to measure up before purchasing this dress
Bust: 31”
Waist: 26”
Hips: flared
Length: 40” to nape of neck. Actual 35 ½”
Circumference of skirt: 74”

Trying items on
If you wish to visit and try this dress on, please call us on 01543 480347. You can try the dress on at our premises in Staffordshire or you can come and see this dress and others that we have for sale in Gloucestershire. Please make contact if you would like to visit either location.

Returns accepted for this item. Additional return policy details: - For up to 7 days after committing to buy, we give you the right to change your mind. We will require you to complete the ebay procedure for this. - For up to 7 days after receipt, items may be returned in exchange for a shop credit note (excluding the p&p). We do not make cash refunds and items must be carefully packed and returned in original condition. We have many vintage clothes for sale, for which you may use your credit note. We will happily list any item from on Ebay if you see something that you would like to use your credit note towards purchasing.

Packing and shipping
We pack our items carefully and when posting in the UK use a delivery method with a tracking system that requires you to sign for the item. Delivery is included in the sale price if delivery address is within the UK.

We also ship world wide at a fixed cost of £35, but we reserve the right to choose which carrier to use based upon cost. We do not aim to profit from postage, but equally aim not to make a loss. Having a set cost of £35 gives us the flexibility to choose the best service we can. £35 will allow us to choose a faster service, for example, if shipping to Europe than it would if shipping to Australia. We will always choose the best service that £35 can offer when posting to a particular location, aiming for a tracked, approximate three day service where the cost of £35 permits. 
Please note: We do not send to PO Boxes.

About us
We have many original vintage clothes listed on our website and will be listing many of them on ebay over the coming months. Please call us if you would like to visit us in Staffordshire or Gloucestershire. Call Kiz or Zo on 01543 480347

Payment methods
PayPal - delivery tracked via Royal Mail Special Delivery - signature required
Personal cheque - goods despatched once cheque has cleared and sent via Royal Mail Special Delivery  - signature required
Cash on collection - cash only - no collection with PayPal - we only send items paid for by PayPal via tracked delivery

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