Vintage 1940s Evening Dress Black Silk Chiffon Size M L Tall


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This is a fabulous quality black silk 1940s evening dress.  This 1940s evening dress is made in a short sleeved full length sheath style.  It has a V shaped neckline and the bodice is gathered below the bust.  The midriff is finely smocked - quite amazing work that I’ve never seen previously.  There is a semi-transparent inset around the waist - it is irregularly sewn, so I’m unsure if this was added to lengthen the midriff.  You can see a shadow along the bottom of the insert but this is extra material that should have been tacked down.  Personally, I would simply cover this area with a wide belt in a similar fabric.  The dress has a peplum around the hips and there is a pleated floating panel down the front of the skirt.  This 1940s evening dress is unlined and does up at the side with a metal zipper. 

Label: None

Material: Beautiful quality silk chiffon

Sizing: No size is indicated on this 1940s evening dress, and although this should fit a tall medium to large size, please note the following measurements for fit, taking into account the style of the dress:

Shoulders:  15 1/2” across from one shoulder/sleeve seam to the other shoulder/sleeve seam

Sleeves:  9 1/2” from the shoulder/sleeve seam

Bust:  40” around, but should fit loosely

Waist:  29” around

Hips:  40” around

Length:  61” measured flat

Condition:  Aside from the aforementioned insert at the waist, it is in excellent condition with no pronounced wear, tear, stains or odour.  This 1940s evening dress looks to have seen little use and has been well cared for over the years.

This is a high quality 1940s evening dress with movie star style - classic and timeless!