Original 1940s 40s Vintage Crepe Novelty Print Navy Blue And Lilac Crepe Day Dress
This beautiful dress was made from crepe with a bold navy blue and lilac swirly pattern in the 1940s. The dress boasts a classic v-neckline with white trim collar, sleeves and waist pockets. A centre panel of pleats extends down from the waist to the hem and adds texture and volume to an already beautiful dress. The dress is unlined and closes with a metal side zipper.
The dress is in very good condition, however there is some stress to the fabric around the point of the neckline 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.