Red Tulle and Silver Dance Costume
Brand Embers / Cinders Vintage
Here we have a red and silver dance costume from the estate of a former dancer / performer.
This lovely dance costume has a long red tulle skirt made of several layers that hits at about a midi length. The skirt hem was left unfinished and is made of a substantial red net tulle.
The main bodice of the dress is made of a lipstick red satin, with a metallic silver sash on the diagonal from the right hip up to the left shoulder. A handmade tulle flower sits on the left shoulder with an inset of the same metallic silver fabric as the sash is made from.
The bodice is fitted with a tulle ruffle along the sweetheart neckline, with flesh tone elastic straps.
The waist is a bit of a drop waist, with a narrow point at the middle.
More metallic strips of silver fabric adorn the skirt and are punctuated with small bows.
Red hot shorts are included with the dance costume.
The piece is partially lined with cotton and does have a considerable amount of seam allowance, should you want to let it out. Please see the pictures of this (and feel free to message us for exact seam allowance measurements).
Piece shows signs of wear and use as this was a performance piece. Seams along the bodice show signs of strain. (Please look closely at all pictures).
The costume is hand / home made, as are all of the items from her collection.
We bought out the entire contents of a former dancer and this came from her vast collection of performance pieces. Check out our other listings and check back in the next few days as we are adding more daily.
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ERA / 1940s
LABEL / No vendor tag, piece is home / hand made.
COLOR / Red and silver
MATERIAL / Satin, sequins and cotton lining
CONDITION / Good for age and use. The piece shows signs of wear and use as this was a performance piece. Seams along the bodice show signs of strain. Still wearable. Mustiness from storage. We have not cleaned this item but are leaving it up to the new owner. Wear is consistent with age and use
SIZE / X Small
Please see measurements below for a better idea of fit.
FIT / Fitted through the bust and waist, with free hips on the dress. The hot shorts are fitted through the hip and have darts on the leg holes. No give.
DRESS / Chest - 30" / Waist - 24" / Hips - free / Length - 47"
SHORTS / Waist - 23" / Hip - 36"