Vintage 1940s Russet Squiggle Rayon Dress- New!

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Size: Small

Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm ( please note there is some stretch to this fabric)

Waist: 27 inches + 69 cm

Hips: 36 inches + 91 cm

Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 48 inches + 122 cm 

Zipper Length: 21 inches + 53 cm

Hem Length: 1.5 inches + 4 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.



* Lovely 1940s  dress

* Fabric is russet colour crepe blend with a lighter squiggle pattern 

* Squiggle effect reflects light so can appear lighter or darker with movement

* Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and straight skirt

* Round keyhole neckline that is fastened with ties through self-fabric loops

* Long full sleeves that taper dramatically towards the wrist

* Back with metal zipper and dramatically diagonally darted bustle

* Self-fabric tie belt with loops

 * Unlined, raw, and finished seams with tacked hem

* No label



Generally excellent. 

The only issue I can find is a small slit on the lower front side of the dress. (Shown in the last photograph). The slit has been reinforced with a sliver of fabric at some point. I would recommend reinforcement of that area to ensure permanency. The hem has been tacked and should be finished properly. All things considered, the dress displays beautifully as can be seen.

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.



Beautiful dress with some great design details.


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