1940s Evening Gown One Shoulder Black Dress Size M


Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing

This is a stylish one shoulder black dress from the 1940s. This vintageevening gown features a draped bodice and three tiered skirt. It has stays to keep the bodice in place - two stays at the front and one in the back on the side without the strap. I am uncertain if there should be a 4th stay on the side where the strap is. It has a long metal zipper down the back.

Age: 1940s / early 1950s

Label: For you by Blanes

Blanes was a London company that made evening and day dresses from the 1940s through to the 1960s.

Color: Black

Fabric: Rayon Chiffon with taffeta lining.

No size is indicated, but this should fit a medium size - please note the following measurements for fit:

Bust: 34"

Waist: 25"

Hips: 38 " meant to fall loosely

Length: 57"


This dress is in good condition with some small condition problems. There are about 10 very teensy holes in the chiffon in the bottom tier of the dress and one 1" tear to the chiffon near the hemline of the dress. The lining is also torn away around the zipper area at the skirt area.  None of this is that noticeable and certainly could be worked on to either eliminate or diminish the damage.

Despite the small problems, this is a lovely evening gown from a very glamorous period.