Oh the 40s, what incredible style. Take this rayon and lace dress for example. Its the darkest blue black, with this incredible lace bodice and those sleeves! Bishop style ending in narrow cuffs with points over the wrists.and snaps. The buttons up the bodice covered in matching fabric to the skirt which is lightly A line. The bodice is lined, the skirt not. There are loops for a belt but no belt alas. There are shoulder pads and they are made of velvet! Something I've not seen before. There are no closures, its just pulls over the head so its better if this is a bit loose. There is an inch or two of seam allowance through the waist and hips as it was taken in at some point. The old seam was left in however, so if you find the measurements a smidge small you could let those out.
Excellent vintage condition. Near mint.
Measurements when lying flat, Doubled at bust, waist, and hip.
Armpit to armpit across bust: 40"
Shoulder to waist: 15.5"
Shoulder to bottom hem: 44"
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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