Vintage 1940s Day Dress Floral Printed Pink Silk Chiffon Size M
Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing
This is a 1940s floral printed pink silk chiffon fabric day dress. The dress has shoulder pads, mid-forearm length sleeves, an inverted V defined waistline and a bodice decorated with 21 matching covered buttons. It has a V shaped sweetheart neckline and the shoulders are gathered in pleats as is the skirt, so that it falls in drapes. It is made in a below the knee length. it is unlined and does up at the side with a fine tooth metal zipper.
Label: None, but most likely manufacturer made - a homemade dress wouldn’t have covered buttons and the attention to detail that this dress has.
Color: Pink with green, white and black pattern
Material: Most likely silk in a light semi-transparent weight - rayon was popular during this period, but this is lighter than I would expect from rayon. In any case, lovely quality 40s era fabric.
Sizing: No size is indicated, and although this should fit a medium size, please note the following measurements for fit, taking into account the style of the dress:
Shoulders: 16 3/4” across from one shoulder/sleeve seam to the other shoulder/sleeve seam
Sleeves: 17 1/2” from the shoulder/sleeve seam
Bust: 36” around, but should fit loosely
Waist: 31” around
Hips: 40” around, meant to fall loosely in drapes
Length: 42” measured flat
Condition: It is in very good condition with no wear, tear or odour, but there are two light brown stains near the hemline that I have not tried to remove as they are fairly insignificant. Otherwise, this dress looks to have seen little use and has been well cared for over the years.
This is a wonderful 1940s era dress…hard to find these 40s sheer prints……