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An ICONIC and EXCEPTIONALLY stunning, very rare TO FIND, beautifully designed and tailored, liquid

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29 Mar, 2014 16:45:14 GMT
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Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
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Seller notes: An ICONIC and EXCEPTIONALLY stunning, very rare TO FIND, beautifully designed and tailored, liquid silk, soft satin, bias cut, original 1930s wedding dress/evening gown with the most fabulous, embellished train ~ just think Goddess of the Golden Age of Hollywood ~ Exquisite and Breathtaking and in EXCELLENT VINTAGE CONDITION (please see description) ~ and to include an absolutely adorable true vintage original 1930s head-dress / tiara made of wax blossom flowers again in fabulous condition ~ BEYOND BEAUTIFUL!!!
Decade: 1930s Exact Colour:: Champagne / Cream
Look: Art Deco/Hollywood Glamour/1930s/Wedding/Luxury Exact Fabric:: Liquid Silk/Slipper Satin
Size: S (8-10) Dress Type:: Wedding Dress/Ballgown/Red Carpet/Movie Star
Main Colour: Ivory UK SIZING:: UK estimated 6-10 ~ please see measurements
Vintage Type: True Vintage EURO SIZING:: EURO estimated 34-38 ~ please see measurements
Material: 100% Silk US SIZING:: US estimated 2/4 - 6/8 ~ please see measurements
Brand: Unbranded ~ Original Iconic 1930s True Vintage Estimated Size: No size label but we have estimated a UK 6-10

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30s Elegant Hour-Glass Bias Cut
in Sumptuous, Sweeping Silk
with THE MOST stunning train


Jean HarlowJean Harlow

~ Sensual Elegance ~ 1930s ~ Glamour ~ Wedding ~  Luxury ~ Old Hollywood ~  
Golden Age ~ Silver Screen Goddess ~ Art Deco ~ 20s ~ Gatsby ~ Opulence...

A true vintage, 1930s, bias-cut beauty of a wedding dress / ballgown in stunning, sensuous, sophisticated champagne / cream liquid silk, accentuated with a fabulously embellished train
and with addition of a true vintage 1930s wax blossom head-dress / tiara  
in absolutely gorgeous vintage condition

Ideal for your Wedding, Red Carpet Event, Ball or Special Occasion

~ We do offer instalment payment plans / layaway on this item ~ please message us to enquire ~

Due to beautifully flattering bias cut, dress will accommodate a variety of sizes ~ and in addition, a seamstress could very easily alter dress to fit if needed.

Beyond Beautiful


~ 1930s ~ Art Deco ~ Wedding ~ Gatsby ~ Sensual ~ Elegance ~ Romance ~ Putting on the Ritz ~ 1920s ~ Vamp ~ 40s ~ Femme Fatale ~ Vamp ~ Silver Screen Goddess ~ 50s ~ Glamour ~ Edwardian ~ Old Hollywood ~ Debutante Ball ~ Black Tie Dinner/Dance ~ Supermodel ~ Luxury ~ Beauty ~ Desire...

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The most fabulous dress :
A better example of a rare 100% silk bias cut true vintage 1930s wedding dress is almost impossible to find! 

This gorgeous piece, in such a stunning shade of champagne / cream, is truly unique and very rare ~ so evocative of the classic 30s style and shape and in the most fantastic condition, set off with a showstopping train embellished with a huge bow-shaped decoration that complements the dress perfectly. Completing the outfit is the most delicate, beautiful true vintage 1930s wax blossom headdress / tiara ~ heavenly!!!

The stunning bodice is the most flattering shape that accentuates the female form and flatters beautifully ~ with superb detailing, the quality of which is hard to match in modern garments : the gentle v-neckline rests above delicate ruching to give a delightful effect that flatters the bustline; more, cleverly tailored ruching runs each side of the waist, framing tiny pleats that ripple rather wonderfully and conceal a row of hook and eye fastenings at each side (for ease of dressing) and a gently inverted v-seam, such a fine and pretty detail, creating the smooth flowing sleek waistline at the front to smooth and flatter the hour glass form.

The elegant, full length sleeves, in stylish 30s mode: beautifully pleated at the slightly padded shoulders, each sleeve ends in a row of 15 small, silk covered buttons and loops, featuring a slightly pointed shape at each cuff to give a distinctively theatrical flourish  ~ utterly charming!

As for the skirt… wow!!!

It flares out from beneath the bodice and skims the hips, front and back, bias cut to create a sensuous, sleek silhouette before falling into divine drapes of luscious liquid silk with a softly scalloped hem which is so gorgeous and remind us of the most beautiful shell ~ so Hollywood glamour!!!

The back of the dress holds even more stunning delights ~  A ravishing row of 36 small silk covered buttons starts from just under the neckline to finish at a lower v shaped seam that points to that decadent, delicious drape of elegant, endless fabric which becomes the fabulous train. The skirt flares from the centre-back to the most exquisite cascade of tumbling champagne silk and flows into a glamorous, goddess-worthy circular train that shines in shades of shimmering silk, creating a fabulous fishtail effect that bursts from the svelte silhouette.

The ‘piéce de resistance’ however, just has to be the divinely detailed and rather magnificent bow embellishment that decorates the back of the train ~  fashioned with such beautifully detailed ruching in silk and edged in same colour netting, you really don’t find this quality of detail ~ so rare ~ and beyond fabulous!!!

Due to the very accommodating and flattering bias cut, which creates a quite a bit of 'give' to the fabric, this dress will fit a variety of sizes ~ please see measurements / sizing below.

The beautiful head-dress / tiara:

This beyond beautiful dress comes with the most fabulous 1930s true vintage headdress / tiara which came with the dress originally.

A slim satin-covered band decorated with wax blossom and the sweetest of seed pearls, it’s simply beautiful...and in absolutely lovely condition.

It has a small, attached veil of original net, a style which is very evocative of the 1930s era ~ the net has some very slight marks (can hardly be seen) and might need a stitch or two to fully secure it in one or two places ~ if you wished then the net can be very easily removed and the head dress worn without or you can attach your own veil of your choice. To take off the net would be extremely simple. We did think of removing the net, however we wanted to retain the true vintage and original features so have left it for the buyer to decide. The net is very delicate (yet wearable indeed) and very pretty.

Excellent condition :

The fabulous dress is in excellent vintage condition and with wonderful tailoring ~ as with all vintage items there might be a couple of very faint marks here and there, but you would have to peer to find them in the folds of fabric... ~ Subtle and elegant bias cut styling, beautiful bodice shape, accentuated waist, a slinky body skimming bias cut skirt which caresses your shape before draping into endless waves that pool at your feet in a perfect waterfall of sumptuous, sensual silk.

The wax blossom head-dress / tiara is in excellent condition ~ please read above for further details on the head-dress.

This dream of a dress has no fabric label but is fashioned in 100% soft luxury silk which looks like pale molten creamy gold / champagne ~ and feels like the softest liquid silk satin; the amazingly flattering bias cut allows the fabric to skim the body without clinging, letting you move, walk, dance and swish with elegant ease ~ and sexy sensuality!!!

Become a 1930s screen icon in this stunning gown as you glide down the aisle ~ stand out from the crowd at that vintage themed ball, formal dinner dance, or red carpet event ~ light up a very special occasion ~ be glamorous, seductive and red-carpet ready as you captivate and capture your own moment of Hollywood glamour from the golden age of style and opulence in a dress to fall in love with ~ and fall in love in!!!





Due to the very accommodating and flattering bias cut, which creates a quite a bit of 'give' to the fabric, this dress will fit a variety of sizes.

There is no size label in this dress ~ The sizes given below are estimated based on the measurements so please see measurements below to be sure of fit. 

Please also bear in mind that this dress could be easily adapted to fit by a seamstress if required.


UK estimate 6 - 10 ~ might fit other sizes ~ please see measurements.


EURO estimate 34 - 38 ~ might fit other sizes ~ please see measurements.


US estimate 2/4 - 6/8 ~ might fit other sizes ~ please see measurements.

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Due to the very accommodating and flattering bias cut, which creates a quite a bit of 'give' to the fabric, this dress will fit a variety of sizes.

All measurements are taken with the garment laid flat so please double up for all the way around where appropriate.


All measurements are taken with the garment pulled a bit to flatten ~ and please be aware that there is inevitably a slight discrepancy in the ways different people measure ~ so all measurements are approximate and please give or take about a ¼ inch or so either way. 


Please measure against a similar garment of your own which you know fits you well.

Please also bear in mind that this dress could be easily adapted to fit by a seamstress if required.

Bust ~ armpit to armpit ~ across front ~ approx: 17½-18 inches ~ this can be worn tighter fitting or looser fitting and still look superb


Waist ~ approx: 14-14½ inches ~ this can be worn tighter fitting or looser fitting and still look superb


Hips ~ approx: 16 inches (possibly more due to fabulous bias cut which is tailored to create a bit of natural stretch to the silk)


Length ~ taken from shoulder seam where it meets neckline, and down front of dress to hem  ~ approx: 59 inches ~ remember that with a person wearing the dress, the length will be taken up a bit

Length ~ taken from shoulder seam where it meets neckline, and down back of dress to longest point of trainapprox: 104 inches

Sleeve Length - taken from shoulder seam and along TOP of sleeve to its longest point - approx: 25 inches

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1930s Fashion Revival ~ and Kate Moss’s 30s Inspired Gatsby Wedding

There are key eras of the 20th Century whose fashion we look back on and romanticize ~ the 1930s is undeniably one of them; and thanks to the hit TV shows and the period drama films we've been seeing recently,  fashion of the 20s and 30s is having a huge revival, and vintage pieces are being sought after like never before...


...And never was there a decade more in sync with cinema than the 1930s ~ just think of Jean Harlow, for example, who so often wore white satin gowns on screen, and which gave her a luminous quality which many a bride wanted to emulate...and think of Rita Hayworth in Gilda wearing THAT beyond sexy black dress...or Ginger Rogers dancing with Fred Astaire in so many exquisite 1930s ballgowns. 


The evening gowns of that era were imitations of the glamorous evening dresses worn by Hollywood movie stars and were designed to reflect the elegance, romance and glamour of the age, in everything from the drape of the fabric, to the art deco inspired beading, lace and jewel embellishments. 


For most fashionable 1930's society women, a long, sleek appearance was very much desired and a natural, slim silhouette became the fashion with accents on the bias cutting and draping of the gown's fabric. Dresses were often made of slipper satins, in silk especially, or in fluid rayon ~ and the fabrics and designs mirrored the cut and movement of the dresses worn by actresses and dancers such as Ginger Rogers, who were adored by thousands of movie goers. Very many couturiers acknowledged the impact the movies had on their designs, one stating: "We, the couturiers, can no longer live without the cinema any more than the cinema can live without us".


In the late 30s, emphasis was moving to the back, and backless gown became all the rage. As in the 20s, close fitting cloche cap headpieces were very much in fashion, and through the 30s they became more sophisticated and sleek, hugging the head and matching the slimness of the silk bias silhouette. 


Moving to a modern day celebrity, when Kate Moss got married, the fashion icon and supermodel took inspiration from the 1930s and The Great Gatsby to create a wedding so glamorous, elegant and romantic it has influenced thousands of brides to turn to the roaring twenties and thirties for inspiration...

The model showed off her 30s inspired theme in a Galliano gown, with a sheer slip dress, bias cut in silk, with a bodice detailed with a sheer overlay embroidered with gold sequins ~ while the skirt was an intricate web of gold beading, embroidery and rhinestones. Kate perfected the look with a 1920s inspired lace cap veil, embroidered with flowers, thirteen beautiful bridesmaids dressed in flowing white gowns and of course her husband Jamie Hince, dressed in a pale blue suit. Brides to be and the fashion world alike, waited in baited breath for this glamorous union, and it certainly didn't disappoint ~ and ever since, Kate’s 30s inspired nuptials have sparked a vintage wedding frenzy for 20s/30s Great Gatsby inspired weddings and wedding dresses...

Think of Pippa Middleton in THAT beautiful sheath of a dress...Think of Jean Harlow in all her sleek glamour...Think of Marilyn Monroe, the platinum blonde in platinum silk...Think of Rita Hayworth as the femme fatale Gilda in that sensual black dress...

True vintage gowns and wedding dresses from the 1930s era are becoming rarer and rarer to find and are avidly and internationally sought after by celebrities and brides wear them is to know why...BEYOND BEAUTIFUL!!!


20th Century Vintage & Contemporary


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