Late 1930s "Bumble Bee" colored party set. This set is made of sheer black cotton tulle net with intricately pleated/tucked horizontal and vertical panels. The bolero is lined in black chiffon.
Circa 1934 silk Evening dress by Valentina, American. Via MMA: "In the era of exposure of the back, Valentina ingeniously created a covered-up look with a single surprise, an adroit erotic charge at center front. Using slicing and suturing at that spot, Valentina gave drama to a dress that is otherwise monastic."
Circa 1935 Vionnet silk evening ensemble (sleeveless dress and coat), French. Via MMA: "Madeleine Vionnet was a consummate technician, particularly known for her innovative use of the bias cut and construction of her garments. This evening ensemble displays a wonderful use of tonal colors. Vionnet's handling of the bodice panels shows her signature economy of seaming and complex cut."
1930s Silk Velvet Gown has Contrasting Velvet Ruffle Detail at the Collar and Cuffs. The bodice buttons up with 18 velvet covered buttons that close with velvet loops. The shoulders are gathered at the tops and down the back for beautiful structure to the bodice. Princess seams extend down the front to the hips to create a cinched waist and free flowing skirt through the hips to the hem.
Made from a hunter green and raspberry colored cotton knit, this vintage 1930s / 1940s dress has short sleeves and a pleated skirt. The top 3/4 of the dress is stripped, with the largest stripe at the waist, which has a slimming effect. Via Adore Vintage.