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Adorable Bowknot Mystery Dress

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Show and Tell - Share your treasures' started by Olivia Smith, Nov 6, 2019.

  1. Olivia Smith

    Olivia Smith Registered Guest

    No tags. What do y’all think the decade is?

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  2. northstarvintage

    northstarvintage Administrator Staff Member

    Lovely! I’m seeing 30s. Was the white knot an addition?
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  3. Olivia Smith

    Olivia Smith Registered Guest

    WOW really that old? I’m amazed. Yes I tied the knot
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  4. Jonathan

    Jonathan Trade Member

    There was either an underskirt originally, or it has been chopped.
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  5. Vinclothes

    Vinclothes Alumni +

    Yes, it has been drastically shortened or as Jonathan says had a longer straight under skirt. Attention to sleeves seems to have been a 30's interest.
  6. vivavintageclothing

    vivavintageclothing Trade Member

    Just thinking here, but could it be that the collar/bow was added in the late 1960s-early 70s, at which time the dress might also have been shortened to "mini" length? "
    Based on the style of the collar/bow, which looks similar to those from that era, and the (relatively new) interest in wearing vintage at that time, perhaps that might explain it?
    It really is a mystery!
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  7. Flannery Crane

    Flannery Crane Trade Member

    Wow beautiful!
  8. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

    I agree that it was definitely shortened. It was most likely a full length silk crepe evening gown. The white tie must have been added, I have seen matching silk ties on 30s items before, perhaps the original had disintegrated and as Amy mentioned it was redone in the 1960s.
  9. 196t's

    196t's Registered Guest

    That's the first thing that popped into my mind. It has a late '60s style but the embroidery seemed much older.

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