Amazing Original 1940s 40s Vintage Rayon Jersey Novelty Print Dress
This gorgeous dress was made in the 1940s from a bright blue rayon jersey with a grey, white and yellow flower bud print. The fabric is so unbelievably flattering, nothing drapes and skins curves quite like rayon jersey. The dress is cut in a classic hourglass silhouette with padded shoulders and a nipped waist. The V neckline leads to a blousy pleated bust. Below the bust, a wrap style waist yolk highlights the fitted waist with a double breasted button arrangement. The waist is further cinched in with the original fabric belt. The front of the skirt is pleated to add wonderful movement to the dress. The elbow length sleeves are finished with turn up cuffs and the dress fastens with an original metal side zipper. Inside, the dress has a label for Jeannie Brand Jersey and those cute press stud clips for holding your bra straps in place.
Waist: 26” (tight 28”)
Length: 43 1/2”
The dress is in good condition, however there are a few small holes, marks and repairs as pictured as well as some seam stress. Some of the seams have been overlocked, as is common with rayon jersey of this period, to prevent fraying.