Original 1940s 40s Vintage Rayon Novelty Print Day Dress With Aqua Grosgrain Waistband
This stunning dress was made from rayon in the 1940s. It features a wonderfully vibrant abstract print in shades of turquoise, pink, orange, blue and white on a black background. The large dagger collar beautifully emphasises there neckline from which six transparent buttons run down to the waist. At the waist, a turquoise grosgrain waistband gives additional focus to the small cinches in waist. The skirt is soft and free flowing from the waist and features a large patch pocket on the right hip. The dress closes with an original metal side zipper and is unlined.
Bust: 38” but should be worn blousy
Waist: tight 26”
The dress is in good condition, however there are two marks, one at the back of the waistband and one near the buttons. There are also a couple of tiny grazes as pictured and the press stud at the collar is missing its counterpart.
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.