Stunning 1930s 30s Vintage Floral Print Day Dress With Beautiful Flutter Sleeves
This beautiful dress was made from rayon crepe in the 1930s. Is features a wonderful floral print in a typical 1930s palette of orange, green, yellow and brown. The rounded V neckline has been bound in chartreuse green gingham which continues to the keyhole detail at the back of the neckline. A small ruffled collar falls loosely below the binding and wide flutter sleeves add a stunning detail to the dress. The two bodice seams continue into pleats at the skirt, which gives a wonderful shape to the dress. There are no openings so the dress slides on over the wearer’s head.
Bust: 33” (tight 34”)
The dress is in good condition, however there are a few frays and a couple of patched repairs to the fabric. Due to the busy pattern, they blend in well.
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.