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Cocktail dress, early 1930’s - Bust is 32in/81cm, about a size 4 UK/0 US.
(Below) Evening dress, ca 1930 - Bust is 102cm/40in, about a size 18 UK/14 US.
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Cocktail dress, early 1930’s - Bust is 32in/81cm, about a size 4 UK/0 US.

(Below) Evening dress, ca 1930 - Bust is 102cm/40in, about a size 18 UK/14 US.

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(Left) Cocktail dress, ca 1929 - Bust is 86cm/34in, about a size 8 UK/4 US.
(Right) Cocktail dress, ca 1925 - Bust is 92cm/36in, about a size 12 UK/8 US.
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(Left) Cocktail dress, ca 1929 - Bust is 86cm/34in, about a size 8 UK/4 US.

(Right) Cocktail dress, ca 1925 - Bust is 92cm/36in, about a size 12 UK/8 US.

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(Left) Evening cape, ca 1935
(Right) Evening dress, ca 1925 - Bust is 97cm/38in, about a size 16 UK/12 US.
(Below) Evening dress, ca 1930 - Bust is 76cm/30in…I don’t even know what size that would have to be.  Like a 0 UK/-2 US or something?
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(Left) Evening cape, ca 1935

(Right) Evening dress, ca 1925 - Bust is 97cm/38in, about a size 16 UK/12 US.

(Below) Evening dress, ca 1930 - Bust is 76cm/30in…I don’t even know what size that would have to be.  Like a 0 UK/-2 US or something?

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(Left) Dress, early 1930’s? - Bust is 81cm/32in, about a size 4 UK/0 US.
(Right) Dress by Bechoff, ca 1929 Paris - Bust is 86-92cm/34-36in, about a size 8-12 UK/4-8 US.
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(Left) Dress, early 1930’s? - Bust is 81cm/32in, about a size 4 UK/0 US.

(Right) Dress by Bechoff, ca 1929 Paris - Bust is 86-92cm/34-36in, about a size 8-12 UK/4-8 US.

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Wedding or court presentation dress, early 1930’s England - Bust is 81cm/32in, about a size 4 UK/0 US.
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(Left) Evening dress, late 1930’s - Bust is 86cm/34in, about a size 8 UK/4 US.
(Right) Evening dress, ca 1940 - Measurements are the same as the other evening dress.
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Wedding or court presentation dress, early 1930’s England - Bust is 81cm/32in, about a size 4 UK/0 US.

Below:

(Left) Evening dress, late 1930’s - Bust is 86cm/34in, about a size 8 UK/4 US.

(Right) Evening dress, ca 1940 - Measurements are the same as the other evening dress.

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Garden party dress, 1930-35
Bust is 86-92cm/34-36in, about a size 8-12 UK/4-8 US.
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Garden party dress, 1930-35

Bust is 86-92cm/34-36in, about a size 8-12 UK/4-8 US.

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(Left) Evening dress, 1930’s - Bust is 102cm/40in, about a size 20 UK/16 US.
(Right) Dress, early 1930’s
The lot contains several other dresses from the 1920’s-30’s and two coats.
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(Left) Evening dress, 1930’s - Bust is 102cm/40in, about a size 20 UK/16 US.

(Right) Dress, early 1930’s

The lot contains several other dresses from the 1920’s-30’s and two coats.

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"Wedding" ensemble, ca 1930
The auction website says that this is a wedding dress, but I doubt that.  Maybe it was worn by a bridesmaid or guest?  Oh, and I would probably wear this every day if not for the lace.

"Wedding" ensemble, ca 1930

The auction website says that this is a wedding dress, but I doubt that.  Maybe it was worn by a bridesmaid or guest?  Oh, and I would probably wear this every day if not for the lace.

Cocktail dress, ca 1929
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Wedding ensemble by Callot Soeurs, 1930 France, the Met Museum

Wedding ensemble by Callot Soeurs, 1930 France, the Met Museum

charlestonmuseum:

Mint green rayon dress, 1920s, worn by Jeanette W. Rubin (1894-1982, Mrs. Louis D. Rubin, Sr.) of Charleston and Richmond. The “flapper” style dress is shirred at the sides of the low waistline and has a delightful picot-stitched handkerchief hem. The picot stitch, a loop of thread between blanket stitches, was often used for binding the bottom edge of soft garments.What shapes this dress so beautifully is the bias cut of the fabric. Perfected by French designer Madeleine Vionnet, the bias cut was used extensively on 1920s dresses, adding elasticity (so no fastener was needed) and allowing the skirt to fall in graceful fluted folds.This dress was made of artificial silk, called rayon after 1924. In 1894, British inventors, Charles Cross, Edward Bevan and Clayton Beadle, patented a safe, practical method of making artificial silk or viscose rayon. It was first commercially produced in the United States in 1910.Jeanette’s husband, after moving to Richmond from Charleston in the 1930s, became a self-taught weather expert known in Virginia as “The Weather Wizard” for his extremely long range predictions and published a book about cloud formations. Her son, Louis D. Rubin, Jr. is a well-known historian, literary critic and novelist.2000.009.001TEXTILE TUESDAYS: Each Tuesday we post a piece from our textile collection.  Some items have been on exhibit, some will eventually be shown in our new Historic Textiles Gallery and some may be just too fragile to display. We hope you enjoy our selection each week – do let us know if there’s something in particular you’d like to see on TEXTILE TUESDAY! #TextileTuesday

This is probably from about 1928-30

charlestonmuseum:

Mint green rayon dress, 1920s, worn by Jeanette W. Rubin (1894-1982, Mrs. Louis D. Rubin, Sr.) of Charleston and Richmond. The “flapper” style dress is shirred at the sides of the low waistline and has a delightful picot-stitched handkerchief hem. The picot stitch, a loop of thread between blanket stitches, was often used for binding the bottom edge of soft garments.

What shapes this dress so beautifully is the bias cut of the fabric. Perfected by French designer Madeleine Vionnet, the bias cut was used extensively on 1920s dresses, adding elasticity (so no fastener was needed) and allowing the skirt to fall in graceful fluted folds.

This dress was made of artificial silk, called rayon after 1924. In 1894, British inventors, Charles Cross, Edward Bevan and Clayton Beadle, patented a safe, practical method of making artificial silk or viscose rayon. It was first commercially produced in the United States in 1910.

Jeanette’s husband, after moving to Richmond from Charleston in the 1930s, became a self-taught weather expert known in Virginia as “The Weather Wizard” for his extremely long range predictions and published a book about cloud formations. Her son, Louis D. Rubin, Jr. is a well-known historian, literary critic and novelist.

2000.009.001

TEXTILE TUESDAYS: Each Tuesday we post a piece from our textile collection.  Some items have been on exhibit, some will eventually be shown in our new Historic Textiles Gallery and some may be just too fragile to display. We hope you enjoy our selection each week – do let us know if there’s something in particular you’d like to see on TEXTILE TUESDAY! #TextileTuesday

This is probably from about 1928-30

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