1940s Navy Crepe Dress with Guipure Lace Sleeves- New!
Bust: 42 inches + 86 cm
Under Bust: 40 inches + 64 cm
Waist: 32 inches + 63.5 cm
Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 38 cm
Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 44 inches + 117 cm
Hem Length: 1.5 inches
Zipper Length: 10 inches + 34 cm
Note: Measurements taken from outside, flat and stretched seam to seam.
* Striking 1950s commercially made navy rayon crepe dress
* Classic silhouette with cinched waist and flowing skirt
* Bodice with bracelet sleeves that feature wide cream guipure lace cuffs
* Turn over collar with rhinestone clasp fastening that produces a key hole effect
* Gently flowing skirt that has two darts either side that open into pleats
* Unlined, pinked seams with hand finished hem
* Side metal zipper and built-in shoulder pads
* Label reads Puritan Forever Lovely
The Puritan Dress Company was formed in 1909 by the Rosen family. In the 1940s through the 1960s they made licensed copies of European designers, such as Fabiani. Starting in 1951 Gloria Swanson was associated with the company. In 1965 company president Karl Rosen and employee Paul Young started their Youthquake line in an effort to attract younger buyers. This led to the founding of Paraphernalia, a boutique for the young and mod. In 1977 Purtitan approached Calvin Klein with a plan to license jeans under his name. Five years later Klein bought the company. (courtesy of the Vintage Fashion Guild)
This dress is in excellent condition for its age. No flaws that I can see. Missing belt, I added this one for demonstration purposes only. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.
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