An ingeniously designed vintage dress, embellished with jet bead motifs and lace, probably dating from the early 1920s. The skirt of the dress consists of a light crepe petticoat with a Leavers lace overskirt. The hand-stitched waistband is secured with press-studs. The sleeves feature a chiffon inner sleeve weighted with jet beads, capped with a layer of scallop edged lace. There are bead motifs on the front and rear panels, and bead embellishment to the hem at the front and rear of the dress.
This unlabelled dress measures 41.5 inches/105.5 cm long. There is slight damage to the lace in places, but the dress is wearable without this being evident. Size is around UK size 8-10.