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1930s liquid silk cage gown

1930s liquid silk cage gown


Item Details

RARE late 1930s liquid silk satin, drop waist icy blue gown, with large bishop cage sleeves and neckline. Rare and sought after design in the vintage world, the cage is made up of the blue bodice silk as well as a soft peach silk. All hand stitched together. Snaps at each wrist, and snaps at each shoulder. Built in small shoulder pads, full skirt. Side metal zip, something we started to see in the late 1930s, early 1940s.  


Model is an xs; not pinned. 

Bust 32 - 34
Waist seam (low waist almost near hip) 32" 
natural waist 27.5 comfortable but would stretch to 28"
Hip open
Shoulder 13
Length 52
Shoulder to waist 20


Great condition for age, dry cleaned by an antique expert dry cleaner. Minor surface wear as expected with age such as some small nics ( not holes) ; an area of very faint age spots on the back bodice, which did not fully come out in the dry clean. One seam has been reinforced. Structurally perfect and wearable, however not 100 percent perfect. This item is an antique and must be worn, and stored with care.