Black Bias Cut Chiffon Evening Dress   American, 1930s   Front fitted bodice with V-neckline and faux surplice closing, hand rolled chiffon capelets attached at shoulder and rear waist, slender skirt hem with one godet at each side and one at center back, each with three flared bias ruffles forming fishtail hem, self belt with diamante and faux carved red coral buckle, size 4, no label.

Black Bias Cut Chiffon Evening Dress American, 1930s Front fitted bodice with V-neckline and faux surplice closing, hand rolled chiffon capelets attached at shoulder and rear waist, slender skirt hem with one godet at each side and one at center back, each with three flared bias ruffles forming fishtail hem, self belt with diamante and faux carved red coral buckle, size 4, no label.

Evening dress, silk crêpe faced with velvet, Norman Hartnell, 1933,  Victoria and Albert Museum Collection

Evening dress, silk crêpe faced with velvet, Norman Hartnell, 1933, Victoria and Albert Museum Collection

Evening Gown: ca. 1930’s, satin, very low cut back with floating fur-trimmed panel, self fabric belt.

Evening Gown: ca. 1930’s, satin, very low cut back with floating fur-trimmed panel, self fabric belt.

An Alfred Lenief couture bias cut evening gown 'Yvette', circa 1930, woven label `Lenief Paris

An Alfred Lenief couture bias cut evening gown 'Yvette', circa 1930, woven label `Lenief Paris

Madeleine Vionnet, French,1930 Silk, cotton Evening dress Just like strapless gowns, backless gowns became a thing as more people became comfortable with their bodies. This style was a new sexy style that permitted minimal undergarments. Most reach to right above the waist, while some extreme designs reached down below the waist.

Madeleine Vionnet, French,1930 Silk, cotton Evening dress Just like strapless gowns, backless gowns became a thing as more people became comfortable with their bodies. This style was a new sexy style that permitted minimal undergarments. Most reach to right above the waist, while some extreme designs reached down below the waist.

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