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Vintage 1940s Crepe Day Dress Floral Print Size Large


Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing

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This is a 1940s era printed crepe dress.  The fabric has a pinkish background that is printed with a green “ghosted” pattern - the overall effect is a greyish green colour.  The background is printed with flowers - I think that the flowers are a type of Queen Anne’s Lace, printed in tones of purple, yellow and white.  The dress has padded shoulders, elbow length sleeves that are notched at the back, a wide collar that is notched along the bottom and a bodice that is decorated with six matching covered buttons.  Please note that the dress was too large for my mannequin so was pinned back for the photos.

Label: None.

Fabric:  Crepe, possibly a silk crepe.  It has very nice fall - could be natural wood rayon, but I think silk

Sizing: No size is indicated, and although this should fit a large size, please note the following measurements for fit, taking the style of the dress into account:

Shoulders:  17” across the shoulder seams

Sleeves”  10” from the shoulder seam

Bust:  44” around, taken under the arm openings

Waist:  34” around

Hips  44” around

Length:  46”, measured flat

Condition: This dress is in very good condition - there are two tiny wear spots on the bodice towards the bottom of a pleat on either side, visible in the close-up photo of the bodice, and really very minor.  Otherwise, the dress is in great shape. 

These 1940s crepe dresses are becoming very difficult to find, especially in a large size like this!