Vintage 1940s Pink Rose Print, Jay Thorpe Designer Fit and Flare Party Dress

Utterly divine vintage late 40s full length New Look party dress in deep pink roses on a cream background. This is a sheer chiffon fabric over a rayon acetate type lining. Both chiffon layer and lining feature the same floral print for twice the flower fun! 3/4 length Cuffed Dolman sleeves, the most gorgeous collar finished off with a big pussy bow. There is a matching belt that goes with this dress that I've shown in the last photo but you can also wear it without as its not attached. Utterly gorgeous! Full skirt though not quite a full circle, and I elected not to show it with a crinoline because I didn't have the right length crinoline for it, though its full enough for one. Metal zipper at the front of the waist, and then three matching fabric covered buttons up the bodice. This is the PRETTIEST dress and perfect for just about any event. Feels like cotton to me. Extra small. Label reads: Jay Thorpe, New York. Jay Thorpe was one of the best fashion shops in New York during the 20s -50s. It featured couture and designer French and in-house fashions.

Excellent vintage condition. There is one unfortunate hole right near the bottom hem of the chiffon layer. Its about...oh, a little over an inch, I'd say, and there are some smaller pea sized holes in a line under it towards the hem. The under layer is fine. You can't really see these as they're buried in the folds of the skirt. It looks as though someone caught a heel in the skirt standing up. If one wanted too shorten this to make it knee-length, the holes would be gone completely. I did price this accordingly, even though its a higher priced item in general, it would have been more. And theres a wee snag at the waist where it looks like there was a hook and eye.
The sheer fabric of the bow looks a bit grey, but that's just the color without the cream lining under it.

Measurements taken with dress laid flat. Doubled at bust, waist, and hip.
Armpit to armpit across bust: 46" ( this is a dolman sleeve so there is some play here.)
Waist: 33"
Hips: full
Shoulder to waist: 16.5"
Shoulder to bottom hem: 58.5"


Please note: These are vintage, preworn and/or preloved items. I do my best to list any issues, but signs of wear should be expected. Please feel free to convo me with any questions. I'm truly happy to help in any way possible and I'm always up for a chat. Any accessories shown, including crinolines, are for display only, not included unless otherwise stated.


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