Evening dress with tiered chiffon skirt, American, ca. 1929. Made for movement & dancing. Three layers of silk chiffon cut with handkerchief hem, with many points hanging down from substantial width of beading. Above this floating base, bodice hangs smooth & straight. Silver bugle beads & rhinestones. Smith College Historic Clothing
ADAIR PARIS BEADED TULLE OVERDRESS, 1920’s. Sleeveless purple tulle with deep V-neck and back decorated with crystal bugle beads at neck, sides, waist and hem and allover abstract pattern of shaped metallic sequins and beads, dropped waist, skirt gathered in front, side slits. Labeled.
RIBBON EMBROIDERED LACE OVER-DRESS, c. 1920. Sleeveless ivory net decorated with heavy padded silk embroidery and French knots to below the hip, having a skirt of long ribbon fringe, back closure. B-40, W-34, L-56. (Some breaks to net and brides, loose ribbon pieces) good. $400-600.