Original 1940s 40s Vintage Navy Blue Dress With Beautiful Printed Centre Panel By Young Viewpoint
This stunning dress was made from navy blue rayon in the late 1940s. It was cut in a classic hourglass silhouette with padded shoulders and a nipped waist. The front of the dress features a panel running down the length of the dress which has an abstract blue and tan print on an off white background. It creates a wonderful slimming effect focusing the eye on the centre panel rather than the surrounding dress. The panel has ties at the top and there are also small functional pockets at the hip and three quarter sleeves with turn up cuffs. The dress fastens with an original side metal zipper and bears the maker’s label for Young Viewpoint of New York. We have found an original advert of a similar design dress but with slightly layer styling.
The dress is in very good condition with only a few small marks and a fray as pictured. There is a very fain larger mark further down the centre panel but this is barely visible due to the pattern.
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.