Vintage 1940s Day Dress Paisley Print Silk Crepe Size M


Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing

This is a wonderful 1940s era silk crepe dress featuring a colourful paisley pattern in tones of green, orange, red, blue, yellow and white with black outlining.  The dress has padded shoulders and a V neckline with a narrow shawl type collar and short raglan type sleeves that are tucked at the end to fit tight to the upper arm.  It has a defined waist, belt loops and a matching rope type belt.  The skirt is cut to fall in wide pleats or drapes.  The dress does up the side with a fine tooth metal zipper. 

Label:  no label, probably seamstress made, but expertly constructed 

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 and that it is short waisted:

Shoulders:  17” across the pads, approximated

Sleeves:  14 1/2” from the neck opening

Bodice length from top to waist:  14”, measured flat it is a bit shortwaisted.

Bust:  36” around, taken at the underarms 

Waist:  28” around

Hips:  Full, meant to fall loosely

Length:  40” long, measured flat

Condition:  It is in very good condition with no wear, tear, stains or odors - this dress looks to have seen little use and was well stored over the years.

This is a striking dress - beautiful colours, fabulous quality!