Fabulous Original Vintage 1940s 40s White Spotted Lawn Cotton Maxi Dress
This fabulous dress was made in the early 1940s from a slightly sheer lawn cotton with a delicate Swiss dot pattern. It is cut in a classic early 1940s silhouette with short puff sleeves and a nipped waist. The sweetheart neckline has been decorated with a ruffled crochet trim, which was also used to finish off the sleeves and as three decorative bows at the front of the bodice. Two triangular panels at the hip add delicate pleating which gives beautiful movement to the full skirt. The dress fastens with poppers at the side of the bodice. This dress would be stunning worn to a summer garden party or even as a wedding dress!
Length: 55 1/2”
The dress is in good condition, however there are some small marks and a couple of small tears as pictured. A small area of the waist seam needs restitching and the trim on one of the sleeves would benefit from a few 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.