Original 1940s 40s Vintage Red Green And Brown Floral Crepe Dress
This gorgeous dress was made in the 1940s from crepe. The pattern features stylised flowers in vivid shades of red green and brown. The dress is cut in a classic early 1940s hourglass silhouette with a beautifully nipped waist. The shoulders are emphasises through the use of shoulder yolks surrounded by pleating which adds interest and a little puff to the shoulder. This yolk extends all the way along the back of the dress. The keyhole neckline fastens with a press stud and leads to a tapered yolk at the waist which gives extra shape. The skirt is free flowing and comes in a lovely longer length while the sleeves are designed to be three quarter length, perfect for early autumn. The dress fastens with press studs at the side and is unlined and without maker’s labels.
Bust: 34” (tight 36”)
Waist: 24” (tight 25”)
The dress is in very good condition, however there is a hole at the underarm, a few loose threads and a mark which blends well into the pattern. The original belt is no longer present.
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.