30s or 40s on this dress?

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion Q & A' started by carla rey, May 14, 2019.

  1. carla rey

    carla rey Trade Member

    Hi all!

    It feels 30s to me but I keep second guessing myself. Slub rayon with art deco 'belt' and epaulets in soutache and corde. Hard round 30s buttons on the back of the neck. Modern zipper is a replacement. No shoulder pads, no label. Skirt appears to be taken up at some point but is 28.5 inches from the waist to hem with 3 additional inches in the hem.

    Thanks in advance!
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  2. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

  3. Rue_de_la_Paix

    Rue_de_la_Paix Trade Member

    What a great dress. To confuse the issue, I see 1930s. However, not knowing the original length makes it harder to date.
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  4. laurenm

    laurenm Registered Guest

    The shoulder treatments have a bit of a military/epaulet vibe so wonder if it could be late 30s/early 40s WW2 impending influence?
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  5. carla rey

    carla rey Trade Member

    I'm going to go with cusper on this one :)

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