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This vintage s dress is stunningly rare -a Gatsby era beauty that is in exquisite, sturdy ready-to-wear condition. The photos do not do it justice - I've taken some close ups that capture the detail of the beautiful, pure, clear seed beading, because my larger images simple doesn't show the reality, detail and dimension. I am certain that this dress was worn once for her wedding, and then, somehow, perfectly packed away - there is no tanning of the silk, no dryness or shattering.
Byhemlines had risen to the knee, waistlines dropped below the hips and the arms and back were exposed to attract the attention of male admirers on the dance floor. Oh, to return to this decade and learn the Charleston in the dark shadows of a speakeasy! Tea dresses were first popular in the s and remained so until the s, when the formality of having afternoon tea lessened and an outfit change was no longer necessary to sip Lipton with your girlfriends.
French couture quality, embroidered tulle dress, c. The attention to detail and fine hand finishing suggest the dress came from a couture fashion house. Exquisitely hand embroidered with padded satin stitch, tiny French knots, and open-work fill.
Despite rain, hundreds come to the Blue Mountains for the Charleston Challenge and a trip back to the 20s in style. Fri 3 Mar Boas, beads, candy-striped blazers and sequined headbands were de rigueur as hundreds turned up for the Charleston Challengean attempt to break the Guinness world record for the most costumed people gathered to dance the Charleston.