Vintage 1930s - women's structured half sleeve black high neck fringe skirt dress - button down back - S / M Small Medium - 38 bust 27 waist


Shipping to United States: Free

A timeless style & silhouette :)

True vintage 1930s black acetate shirtdress with high neck collar, structured half sleeves, dropped waist, and fringe layered skirt.

Near perfect vintage condition; light wear from age and use. Small, clean repair done to front of skirt near hem, underneath fringe (see photo). One strand of fringe missing (also pictured). Top button on back of neck has fabric cover coming off. No holes, rips, tears, stains, markings, areas of discoloration, worn areas, open seams or other issues, other than noted.

High, crew-style neckline with seaming detail on each side near shoulder. Sleeves are half-length with horizontal gathering / ruching seams at the top of the shoulder, creating a more structured, military-inspired shape. Beautiful seam detail on center front of bodice near waist (see photos).

Drop-waist pattern with metal side zipper on left side seam; zipper is in great working condition with no damage or other issues.

Skirt has narrow A-line shape with two layers of long fringe on top (top layer is shorter and bottom layer is longer). Fringe is knotted into fabric (see detail photos of fringe). Fringe is in great shape with no excessive fraying.

Nine round black buttons down back of neck with corresponding loops. All buttons are present; top button is the only one with signs of wear.

No lining on inside. Hem is hand-sewn / finished.

No brand tag or label.

Freshly dry-cleaned; dry-cleaning recommended for future care.

Shown on modern women's size 4 mannequin with these measurements: 33.5" Bust, 25.5" Waist, 34.5" Hips

Dress is larger size than mannequin; dress is NOT pinned to fit mannequin. Model pictured wearing dress is a modern size 4/6.

Bust: 38"
Natural waist: 26" - 27"
Hips: 38"
Shoulder to drop waist: 17"
Drop waist to hem: 30"
Fringe: 14"
Length: 47" shoulder to hem
Sleeve length: 16"
Arm hole: 9.5" flat, shoulder to pit
Zipper: 11"

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Shipping from United States

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Gift wrapping is also available upon request! :)


Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept returns or cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale

Returns and exchange details

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