Vintage 1940s Black Lace Fishtail Dress, Full Length

Beautiful vintage black lace dress circa the 1940s. Wiggle style through the body opening up into a fishtail bottom, with inserts of black sheer silk-like rayon. The neckline is trimmed in ruffled, scalloped lace, the shoulder straps are about 1.5" wide and are lined with sheer mesh for more stability and strength, and there are darts at the bust. There are loops at the waist for a belt, but no belt. I thing a black velvet ribbon tied at the waist as a belt would be beautiful here. No closure, meant to pulled on. Small size, I'd say. Unlined so a slip would be in order unless you're quite a bit braver than I. No label but you can see the remains of where one once was.

Excellent vintage condition. Considering its age and that its almost all lace, its rather remarkable the shape its in. The only issues I've found are a few holes in the lace, but nothing that threatens stability as long as it's treated with respect and care. I've shown a photo of a couple of these. They are on the bodice, and I have seen one more on the skirt. Priced accordingly.

Measurements when lying flat, Doubled at bust, waist, and hip.
This is a lace so there is a bit of give to these though I'd be careful not to stress it too much.
Armpit to armpit across bust: 36"
Waist: 30"
Hips: 36"
Shoulder to waist: 17"
Shoulder to bottom hem: 59"

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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