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Silk Occasion Dresses with Lace Overlays in Off-White and Periwinkle Blue, 1930s

Item Details

Sleeveless dress: purple silk bias cut slip gown with periwinkle blue gored lace and mesh overlay; boning to the the bodice with woven grosgrain ribbon detail; interior grosgrain waist tape.
Jacket dress: gored silk slip gown under an off-white fitted lace overlay; contrast golden taffeta hem panel to skirt; short sleeve open front lace jacket.

Type Evening Dress, Gown
Materials Silk, Lace, Mesh, Taffeta
Size Unmarked
Closure Type Zipper
Period 1930s, Vintage
Additional Information Both garments retain vintage metal Talon (mid-late 1930s era) side zipper closures. A wooden hanger marked, “For Evening Gowns The Roosevelt Hotel New York City” is included.
  • Secondhand clothing, handbags and accessories may retain minor imperfections throughout including residual scent from storage and age. Any measurements provided are approximate.


- both garments: textile aging and wear; brittle lace with areas of tearing and loss; fragile condition with limited wearability; functional for display or educational purposes only.
- sleeveless dress: variant discoloration; tearing to lace; staining along the bodice edge; one strap is partially detached and held in place with a safety pin; abrasion with frays along the hem edge.
- jacket dress: variant discoloration; scattered foxing stains; staining at the armscyes; minor abrasion along the hem.


1.0" W x 1.0" H x 1.0" D

- purple/blue sleeveless dress: measurements taken on slip gown underlay, 30" bust, 23" waist, 43" center back length from zipper top.
- off-white lace jacket: 12.5" shoulders, 18" length from center back neckline to sleeve end, open bust, 14" center back length.
- off-white sleeveless dress: 32" bust, 24" waist, 45" center back length.

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