Stunning Original Early 1940s Vintage White Textured Summer Dress
This fabulous dress was made in the 1940s from a white cotton with a fine self stripe texture. It was cut in the classic hourglass silhouette of the period with padded shoulders and a nipped waist. The shoulders are gently gathered in the wartime style and the small collar leads to four buttons that fasten the dress at the bust. Clever darting brings the waist in for the fitted shape and cute patch pockets decorate the bust. The skirt flared out beautifully to give the garment a wonderful lightness and swish and a popper and hook fasten the dress at the side of the waist.
Waist: 31” (tight 32”)
The dress is in good condition, however there are a few marks, a fray and a darn near the back of the collar 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 pure white cotton.
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.