Original 1940s 40s Vintage Rayon Crepe Mustard Yellow Draped And Pleated Evening Dress
This stunning evening gown was made from a mustard yellow rayon crepe in the 1940s. The elegant keyhole neckline is beautifully underlined with draping across the bust. A slight nipped waist helps to give that 1940s silhouette combines with the intricately pleated front panel of the skirt. A metal side zipper runs from the bodice to the hip to allow easy access.
Waist: 25” (tight 26”)
Length: 51” plus 1” hem
The dress is in very good condition, a couple of the pleats have been expertly repaired and there is some wear to the back 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.