Vintage 1940s Novelty Print Silk Taffeta Dress - New!

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$260.00 AUD
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SKU #1842

Please note this dress is on hold for Jackie and not available for general sale at this time. Thank you for understanding.


Size: Small

Bust:  36 inches + 91 cm 

Under Bust: 33 inches + 84 cm

Waist: 28 inches + 7. cm

Hips: Free

Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16.5 inches + 42 cm

Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  47 inches + 119 cm 

Hem Length: none

Zipper Length: 10 inches + 23 cm

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.



* Striking 1940s black background silk taffeta dress

* Novelty print fabric stylised swirls in yellow, magenta, purple and green

* Classic silhouette with cinched waist and A line skirt

* Sleeveless bodice with square neckline and wide shoulder straps

* Additional pleated panel is attached front and back with bows at front

* Gently undulating skirt

* The panel at the back is attached to the waist

* Unlined, raw and selvedge seams, hand sewn hem

* Open side metal zipper


Such an eye catching print and construction, Truly lovely in person. The attached pleated panel can be worn in different ways as can be shown in the first two photographs. This dress itself is in great condition for its age.  No major flaws that I can see. There are age spots to the fabric in places but largely go unnoticed when worn due to the busy print. Please refer to the last photograph for a close up. Cleaned and ready to wear. Drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.


Shop Policies

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.

Special Orders
If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.