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Vintage 1940s Red Gabardine Wool Dress - L


Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing

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From the 1940s a red gabardine shoulder padded dress.  I wonder if this was meant to be worn as a uniform. The label reads Original Natural Ease - Reg U.S. Pat. Off - Boston Maid.  It does up the front with a long metal zipper which goes all the way to almost the very bottom of the dress. It has a loop and button at the neckline and it has soft shoulder pads and pockets. I like the details in this dress -  the tab features at the top of the dress with the black and red decorative buttons, even the cut of the cuff of the sleeve. Little details make such a difference. The color is a deep red, I would call it a brick red shade.

Measurements are as follows, given in inches
Shoulders - 17
Sleeves - 11 1/2
Bust - 42
Waist - 32
Hips - 42
Overall Length - 45

The hem was taken up at some point in time. It is in very good condition, no stains or tears or holes.

A very classic style, easy to wear 1940s dress.