Striking Late 1930s Early 1940s Red & Black Dress- New!

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$261.00 USD
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Size: Small

Bust: 34 inches + 86cm

Waist: 27 inches + 69 cm

Hips: open

Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 41 inches + 104 cm 

Zipper Length: 8 inches + 20 cm

Hem Length: None

Seam Allowance: BNone

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.



* Amazing late 1930s to early 1940s crepe dress

* Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and gently draped skirt

* Bodice has a shirtfront opening with colour block stripes in red and black

* Black fabric buttons to fasten bodice with additional metal side zipper

* Long full sleeves with black contrasting cuffs echoed in the collar

* Over-stitching on shoulders with small shoulder pads underneath

* Skirt is gored to allow for a smooth hipline and wider hem

* Matching two-toned belt

 * Unlined, hand-finished seams with hand-stitched hem

* Unlabelled but expertly made




No notable flaws that I can see - really in great condition for its age. The only issue is that a previous owner for some reason secured the belt with velcro fastening. This cannot be seen when worn and likely replaced the original press studs or hook and eye closures.

Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.



This is an incredible dress and in such wonderful condition for its age. Such a striking and beautiful silhouette.  Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.


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Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from pick-up.

This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.

We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

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