The Best 1920's Beaded Cotton Flapper Dress &
These 1920's beaded dress and jacket ensembles
are so rare and hard to find almost 100 years
after they were created. This is only the second
one that I have been lucky enough to find and it
is so beautifully and densely beaded that it is
hard to tell that there is a black cotton dress
and jacket underneath.
The Art Deco cardigan style jacket is bordered
with small silver white bugle beads. There are
oval cutouts at the top of each point, and they
are edged in beadwork. The sleeves have the same
oval cutouts and a long opening with six beaded
bands for added interest. These match the two
beaded bands at the neckline which have a snap
closure. The Art Deco sleeveless dress is just
smothered in beadwork, all done by hand like the
jacket. It repeats the beaded patterns and open
ovals that are seen on the jacket. The dress has
a dropped waistline and a scalloped hemline.
Both pieces are in excellent condition and
although they are not marked they are most
likely Made in France in the 1920's. To avoid
damage in repeated shipping of older pieces
garments from the 1920's are not returnable.
Shoulders 15 1/2"
Length 24 1/2"
Dropped Waist 36"