Vintage 1940s Black Dress With Illusion Lace Keyhole Neckline

Toadstool Farm Vintage

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Incredible 1940s dress in black rayon crepe. A bit of a wounded bird but still just so much to love here. I'll get to that further down. First lets point out the great bits. Those pockets for one, amazing with their pleated draping! Smocking in the front of the waist, capped Sleeves with shoulder pads and of course that sweetheart shaped lace bodice with the sequin trim! Oh and dont forget the beading around that neck and the keyhole opening below the throat!   Label reads: none
Excellent to great to good vintage condition-depending on what you're looking at. The lace at the top has several holes. and most of the ivory silk lining under it is shattered. I would probably suggest replacing all of that, though it could be worn perhaps for a costume or photo shoot with some minor touchups. There is an inch and half tear in one armpit that I did not see when I was photographing it. Other than some pinhead sized holes, the skirt and the rest of the bodice are fairly perfect as is the beading round the neck. A clever seamstress could replace that lace and stabalize and repair that one tear and have a shockingly great dress for a very reasonable price.  I would be asking more than double this without those flaws. 
Measurements when lying flat. Doubled at bust, waist and hip
Armpit to armpit across bust: dolman but approx. 38"
Waist: 30"
Hips: free to 48'
Shoulder to natural waist: 16"
Shoulder to bottom hem: 43"
Please note: These are vintage, preworn and/or preloved items. I do my utmost best to list any issues, but signs of wear should be expected, and there are occasionally small things I won't deem worthy of note. Please feel free to send me a missive 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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