Vintage Early 1940s Colourful Abstract Bouquets Maxi Gown - New!
Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm
Waist: 30 inches + 76 cm
Shoulder Edge to Shoulder Edge: 14.5 inches + 37 cm
Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14 inches + 36 cm
Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 56 inches + 142 cm
Hem Length : none
Zipper Length: 6 inches + 15cm
Seam Allowance: 0.25 inches + 0.75 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.
*Early 1940s black background rayon taffeta commercially made maxi dress
* Fabric design features colourful abstract floral bouquets in purple, blue, cream, yellow, green, and red
* Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and full skirt
* Bodice has large puff sleeves and a sweetheart neckline
* Both the sleeves and neckline are edged with black velvet
* The neckline also has tucks at the bust
* Long gored skirt with open arc effect at front
* Side with rare early plastic zipper with large pull
* Unlined, pinked seams and deep hand finished hem
* Label reads Devenish, Leeds
No notable flaws that I can see - other than two scrapes at the back that have been reinforced at some point. Really hardly seen unless looking for it. The belt is for presentation purposes only and not included in this sale.
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.
Stunning dress with a dramatic silhouette. The fabric is colourful and vibrant - such a complementary colour scheme to this rainbow coloured dress. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.
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