Incredible 1930s 30s Vintage Femme Fatale Little Black Dress With Chevron Detail
This beautiful dress was made in the 1930s of alternating chevron stripes of sumptuous black satin and textural faille. The pattern is cleverly used to add interest and accentuate the wearer’s shape. The rounded neckline is surrounded by a satin panel in the shape of a collar, which runs as a single stripe down the entire centre of the dress. The shoulders are lightly padded and there is a slight nip to the waist. Inside, the dress is unlined and has a press stud closure at the shoulder. There are no other openings, so please allow space in the below measurements to slide it on over your head.
Length: 42 1/2”
The dress is in fair condition, there are a number of small holes and seam splits as pictured as well as some white marks near the hem.
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.