1940s VINTAGE INCREDIBLE EMMA DOMB "PARTY LINES" WEDDING DRESS MARIE ANTOINETTE INSPIRED WITH HIP PANNIERS AND MATCHING BEADED VEIL, S. DESCRIPTION: A rare find and most exquisite frock! This would be one earliest dresses of the queen of California high end fashion, Emma Domb, late 30s or early 40s. This dress is missing the label, but I have the exact matching bridesmaid's dress with the label. Even more unique is the fact that the dress is part of a wedding ensemble.
See the matching 3 pc. Blue bridesmaid dress in another of my auctions. Emma Domb was a California dressmaking company that was active from 1939 through the 70s. Domb Manufacturing Company was owned by Emma Domb and Lorraine Domb Steinberg.They specialized in wedding, party and prom dresses, and were also known for fancy date ensembles. They were headquartered in San Francisco.
The dress is incredibly well tailored and fashioned of two layers of a white mesh net and an underlayer of shimmery, swishy white taffeta. The top layer of the net is open at the front center. There are boxy, stiff hip panniers to give that exaggerated confection frock effect of the Marie Antoinette era (these are now pressed now and need to be expanded).The bodice is tightly fitted. A layer of sheer organdy at the top creates an illusion neckline and long sheer'v' point sleeves with elbow and hem darts, which snap closed. A dropped wide collar of the same material is finished with large satin daisy like flowers with cut out centers; these repeat on either side of the mesh net opening at the front center of the skirt. Even the tailoring for the side metal zipper in incredible. A dramatic veil with net and wax pearl beading in a sunburst pattern complete the ensemble. I have a few more photos if you would like to see them. Shown on size 4, 6 ft. Should fit a standard size 4-6 or small. Add this piece to your collection! CONDITION: In excellent vintage condition, veil netting needs steaming, 70 year old dress probably should have a dry cleaning.
LENGTH: 54" TRAIN: 106" from top of dress. Measurements are taken flat and doubled (except length), accounting for any darts or embellishments.
Allow room for ease of movement. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage\Women's Vintage Clothing\Dresses". The seller is "mayonia" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.