Turquoise and Chartreuse Dance Costume
Brand Embers / Cinders Vintage
Here we have a turquoise and chartreuse dance costume from the estate of a former dancer / performer.
The costume is a rich shade of peacock blue, with a semi-sweetheart neckline and double darted bust. The costume has a high waist, with ultra-mini flouncy skirt. A chartreuse tulle under-skirt is sewn in, but the set does not include mini shorts.
The skirt is embellished with a small, attached sash in contrasting chartreuse. Both the sash and the neckline of the piece are embellished with turquoise sequins. The neckline also features a partial ruffle of chartreuse tulle.
At some point elastic straps were added to the costume for additional support. These straps appear to have been too long for the previous owner, as they are tacked in the back on both straps with safety pins.
The set includes a matching hat with a very thin elastic band affixed to it that goes under the chin. Also included with the set are matching wristlet, fingerless gloves> each is pointed on the top of the hand and is lined with turquoise sequins and chartreuse tulle.
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 discoloration through out, age spots on the turquoise taffeta especially (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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4 Piece Set!
ERA / 1940s
LABEL / No vendor tag, piece is home / hand made.
COLOR / Turquoise and Chartreuse
MATERIAL / Feels like taffeta, with sequins, elastic straps and cotton lining in places.
CONDITION / Good for age and use. Piece shows discoloration through out, age spots on the turquoise taffeta especially (Please look closely at all pictures). 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 bust and waist, with true waist and flouncy mini skirt. Piece have originally been strapless, and elastic straps were added later. These straps appear to have been too long for the previous owner, as they are tacked in the back on both straps with safety pins.
MEASUREMENTS / Chest - 32" / Waist - 24" / Hips - 35"