Vintage 1940s Royal Blue Crushed Velvet Dress- New! (ON HOLD)

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$181.00 USD
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$181.00 USD
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Please note this dress is on hold and not available for sale at this time. Thank you for understanding.


Size: Small

Some stretch due to construction and fabric

Bust: 34 - 36 inches + 86 - 91 cm

Waist: 26 -28  inches + 66 - 71 cm

Hips: open

Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14.5 inches + 37 cm

Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  41 inches + 104 cm 

Hem Length: none

Zipper Length: 11 inches + 28 cm

Seam Allowance: none all seams are rolled

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.



* Beautiful 1940s royal blue crushed velvet dress

* Dress has short sleeves and a dipped sweetheart neckline

* Classic silhouette with nipped waist and draped skirt

* Dress has ruching down centre front and centre back

* Skirt is slightly gathered and falls beautifully

* Side metal zipper

* Unlined, rolled hem and seams in lieu of facing fabric




No notable flaws that I can see. Some fraying on inside seams, does not affect overall presentation or wearability though.

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.



Love this dress, the weight of the fabric makes for a perfect drape - both in the bust and the skirt. Colour is a vivid blue. Shown here with a ribbon belt and butterfly sequin brooch from the same period. Available on request. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.


Shop Policies


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 collection.

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.