Vintage 1920s Black Silk Beaded Flapper Gatsby Dress Medium Large


Incredible black silk 20s dress with beautiful beading from head to toe! This dress is just phenomenal and in such incredible condition. Half of the beads are small and round. I think they might have been all black at one point, but now have some lightness, which looks very pretty. The other beads are black tube beads. Still very black.

One one side of the dress from the shoulder to the waist is a side opening. I am not sure why it is there. Small snaps could be easily placed down the length to close it a little. However with a black slip, it is perfectly lovely. There is a small tag on the back that says "38"

There is a panel on the front (as seen in pic 3) where there are missing beads. Other than that, I cannot find any other missing beads. The dress is very busy so it is possible I over-looked a few, but I think that is all there is. Due to the beading, the dress is very heavy.

Other than the missing bead section, there are no tears, holes, rips, stains or smells. I am rating this as being in very good/excellent condition due to its age.

MEASUREMENTS (Measured inside out)

Shoulders: 15" x 2
Bust: 21" x 2
Waist: 20" x 2
Hips: 25" x 2
Length: 45"


Mint: Never worn or used. No flaws or wear.

Near Mint: Possibly worn with little to no signs of wear and no flaws.

Excellent: Previously worn or used with no noticeable flaws.

Very Good: Previously worn with noted minor flaws not noticeable for wear.

Good: Minor flaws as noted. Wearable. Minor repairs required.

Good-aged: Overall good condition, either a little faded, or just looks "tired."

Fair: Numerous noted flaws, possibly wearable after care or repair.

Poor: Damage which cannot be repaired. Possible use as study piece or cutter.


1. Nature of Vintage: Vintage clothing is just that, VINTAGE, Items are usually decades old, and because of that, there will most likely always be a few MINOR flaws not described. I do my absolute best to examine my items as closely as possible so as to record and describe these issues via photos and item descriptions, however, one must expect to find wee little problems that I have over-looked. It is up to you to understand that this policy takes effect whenever you bid or purchase one of my items. Because of this, and unless the flaw noted is deemed "see-able" and/or "gross." Each item shall be considered "As-is."

2. Payment: Payment must be received w/n 24 hrs of a winning bid or purchase. All items will be shipped "first" or "priority" class via USPS. I will be happy to combine purchases after I post your items and determine the final cost. PLEASE BE AWARE that I often list my items either "Free shipping" or below the regular costs of shipping, therefore there usually is no "over-charge" for combined shipping. Each purchase will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Each item will have confirmation tracking. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: Items will be shipped via USPS priority. Each item will have a Customs Declaration which will track your item up to the entrance to your country. I will make sure the duty fees are very VERY little...

3. Return Policy: No returns because you simply do not care for the item, or you misread or forgot to read the item description. Items WILL be returnable if I grossly described or listed items without obvious flaws. Please see #1 "Nature of Vintage" for a description of what is considered the regular condition of vintage clothing.

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These items are decades old. I go over each item with a fine tooth comb and describe everything I find in the listing, As a result, these items are considered "As is" with no refunds offered. However, if there is something glaringly wrong that I have overlooked, a return may be possible. In addition, if you find yourself extremely miserable with your item, I will consider a store credit on a case by case issue.


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