Original Late 1940s 40s Vintage Black Faille Dress With Appliqué Grape Decoration
This pretty dress was made in the late 1940s from a black faille. It has a rounded neckline combined with short sleeves. The dress boasts an understated appliqué decoration in the shape of a triangle of grapes to both the bodice and hip. Hidden behind these grape appliqués are functional bust and waist pockets. A long metal zipper is located to the back of the dress starting at the bottom of a back v-neckline and extending down to the hip allowing the wearer to step into the dress.
Length: 39” plus 1 3/4”
The dress is in very good condition with no issues to note.
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.