Amazing Original Vintage 1940s 40s Novelty Print Crepe Dress With Sequins
This incredible dress was made in the 1940s from a beautiful crepe with a bright floral pattern on a black background. The colours are so wonderfully vibrant with shades of bright pink, blue and green and for an extra detail, some of the flowers have been adorned with matching colour sequins. The dress was cut in the figure hugging hourglass silhouette of the period with padded shoulders and a nipped waist. The dress is bursting with stunning decorative features such as the geometric cut outs at the high neckline and the triangle shaped peplum tips. It is just such an incredible example of period tailoring with details so labour intensive that they just would not ever be replicated on a modern garment. The dress fastens with original metal side and back of the neck zippers for easy access.
Length: 42” plus 1 1/2” hem
The dress is in very good condition with only some light underarm discolouration, a small mark and a fabric run as pictured. Some sequins have been lost (mainly on the pink flowers) but this is not particularly noticeable due to the busy pattern and there are a few loose sequins that would benefit from a few securing stitches.
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 two different options:
1. Pure cream cotton for your heavier weight dresses, blazers and suits
2. White cotton muslin for lightweight summer dresses (so they don’t show through the fabric)
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.