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Help dating a velvet gown with embellishment

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion - Ask Questions Get Answers' started by briez, Jan 21, 2021.

  1. briez

    briez Registered Guest

    Hi!
    I was given this vintage (antique?) dress and told it was "early 20th century."
    I'm having some trouble figuring when exactly it is from.
    It does have a side zipper, but I wonder if it was added later?
    Inside it has a hand-stitched tag that says MARIELI.
    I included some pictures of the interior... lots of the work was done by hand...
    Any guidance or guesses would be greatly appreciated :) Thank you so much!!!

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  2. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

  3. Rue_de_la_Paix

    Rue_de_la_Paix Trade Member

  4. briez

    briez Registered Guest

    Thank you Mary Jane, and also thank you Barbara! :)
    I so appreciate your input... I'm just curious what made you say 1950s/pre 55? :)

    (Just curious as I'm trying to learn more! Thank you so much ! :USETHUMBUP:
     
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  5. pastperfect2

    pastperfect2 Trade Member

    I agree with 1950s, and think it might have had a supporting net crini or tiered petticoat for some skirt fullness and lift. Also, I think I see that the zipper is on the right side, which with the hand embroidered label leads to to think it's a dress maker gown.
     
  6. Linn

    Linn Trade Member

    Lovely gown. I agree with the dating. I wonder if it may have been a custom made gown for a woman whose name was Mariell.
     
  7. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

  8. Rue_de_la_Paix

    Rue_de_la_Paix Trade Member

    Yes, the bodice is a good clue for dating. Also, velveteen was a very popular fabric for evening gowns at that time.
     
  9. GemGem

    GemGem Registered Guest

    I'm afraid I do not know the dating, but just wanted to say I love the grapes & vines design, so cute! Beautiful dress.
     
  10. briez

    briez Registered Guest

    Thank you everyone for the insight! It is truly very appreciated :)
    x
     
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