Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Another Pink Robe de Style

Another fantastic pink robe de style! This dress was recently sold by Carolyn Forbes Textiles and Antique Fashion.
Carolyn Forbes Textiles

Carolyn Forbes Textiles
The description from the website reads -
     "Vintage 1920 Whimsical iridescent pink silk robe de style dress. - Coquette! whimsical and festive iridescent pink silk party dress dating to the late teens early 1920's, done in the robe de style. With overlapped v front and back with dropped waist that sits snug on the hips, with tight smocking of the skirt here. Grand fluffy silk bow with streamers on one side. Full skirt that is longer in the back, with the addition of appliqued multi pointed star shaped medallions each side of the skirt accented with a center floral done in tinted ribbon work, deep interior facing of iridescent blue silk. Fancy and definitive of a short period in early 20thc fashion, probably French no labels. ..."

The large bow on the hip is indeed whimsical, as is the silk ribbon flower on the skirt. The bow reminds me a little of the one on my own pink robe de style. I really like the smocking detail on the drop waist. The hem is lined with a light blue/gray silk which I think makes a really pretty contrast. The fact that the skirt is longer in the back then in the front is not all that unusual. You actually see that quite a bit in 1920s fashions.

Carolyn Forbes Textiles
There are additional pictures of this dress on the Carolyn Forbes Textiles and Antique Fashion website here. Enjoy!

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