Original 1940s 40s Vintage Fuchsia Pink Rayon Celanese Dress With Original Belt And Tiered Waterfall Skirt
This beautiful dress was made in the 1940s from a fuchsia pink rayon celanese fabric with a crepe like texture. The combination of padded shoulders and a nipped belted waist provides the framework for that ever so desirable 1940s hourglass silhouette. The designer of the dress has expertly used texture to add flamboyance by inserting horizontal tiers which wrap around the skirt to meet in the centre back. At the back where the waterfall tiers meet, the skirt draped into a flattering pleated train. The dress is fastened using a concealed metal zipper to the rear of the garment, making it conveniently step in, and has a makers label for Miss Greeley Jr.
Hips: 34” (tight 36”)
Length: 45 1/2” plus 2” hem
The dress is in good condition throughout, however there are some faint stains to the bodice as pictured. The fabric is coming away at the sides of the belt buckle and there is a small underarm seam pop 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.