Amazing Original 1940s Vintage Black Crepe Draped Dress With Star Studded Detailing
This gorgeous dress was made in the 1940s from jet black crepe. It was cut in the classic hourglass silhouette of the period with padded shoulders and a nipped waist. The loose fitting bodice featured stunning studded star decoration on the wearer’s left shoulder, yes this gown is truly star studded! Sculptural gathered draping adorns the hips and gives wonderful shape to the piece and tiered pleats add a beautiful detail to the hem. The skirt falls loosely with a couple of inverted pleats and beautiful movement. The dress fastens with five fabric covered buttons at the back and an original metal side zipper.
Hips: 34 (tight 36”)
The dress is in very good condition with only a few minor flaws as pictured.
This garment is available to purchase with or without dress shields. These clever little contraptions have been made by our seamstress to an original 1940s pattern and can be simply attached to your garment by tack stitching at the corners of the underarm seam, pinning (we wouldn’t recommend that, it hurts if it goes wrong, so if you try this, it is at your own risk only) or inserting tiny poppers. They then stand ready to absorb any sweat and body odours as needed and you can simply detach and launder them instead of your garment, saving you a fortune in dry cleaning bills.
They are equally suitable for suits, blazers and dresses and come in pure white cotton.
They are universally sized and super easy to use even for a sewing novice as only a couple of tiny stitches are required at each side to secure them.
We sell Dress Shields as a standalone item or at a discount if you purchase them with a garment. We will select the appropriate type to match the garment you have purchased.