Dramatic 1940s Deadstock Black Rayon Dress with Swag- New!

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SKU #1842


Size: Small

Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

Under Bust: 31 inches + 79 cm

Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

Hips: 38

Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  44 inches + 112 cm

Sleeve Length : 16 inches + 41 cm

Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5 cm

Zipper Length: 10 inches + 25 cm

Seam Allowance: 0.5 inch + 1.25 cm (per side)

Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.



* Dramatic 1940s black rayon commercially made dress

* Classic silhouette with cinched waist and straight skirt

* Bracelet sleeved bodice with deep square neckline

* Sleeves are ruched near outer edge

* Bodice has twin turnover collars, one in self fabric and outer in cream silk

* Skit has an additional gathered swag panel at left side from waistline

* Unlined, pinked seams, hand sewn hem

* Side closed -in metal zipper

* Swing tag reads Edmund & Co Distributors


Excellent vintage conditionAppears to be a distributor's sample and therefore never worn. Belt is not included.



Can be described in one word - SOPHISTICATED !! Gorgeous dress, the type worn on-screen by Hollywood starlets. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.


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