Original Vintage 1940s 40s Lilac Purple Wool Dress
This pretty shirt waisted dress was made from a lilac coloured wool in the late 1940s. The dress fastens with five white glass buttons at the front and has a standard collar. It features long sleeves and a belted waist that helps to create that classic 1940s hourglass shape. Four large pleated darts at the front of the waist help to give volume and shape to the skirt. There is also a large metal side zipper for easy access.
Bust: 38”-40” (dolman sleeves)
Length: 45 1/4”
The dress is in good condition, however there are a number of well executed darns and some pinhole nibbles 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.