Original 1940s 40s Vintage Black Crepe Day Dress With Embroidered And Panelled Bodice
This stunning dress was made in the early 1940s from a black crepe. The subtly padded shoulders and belted nipped waist create that classic 1940s silhouette. The bodice is the real star of this garment with elegant embroidered decoration framed by bold parallel pleats from shoulder to bodice. The centre of the bodice is adorned with nine fabric covered buttons and there is an original metal side zipper. This would make a perfect little black dress for the upcoming party season.
Length: 43 1/2”
The dress is in good condition, however it does have some small marks 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 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.