Stunning Original Volup Vintage 1940s 40s Little Black Dress With Lace And Sequins
This stunning dress was made from black crepe in early 1940s. It was cut in the classic hourglass silhouette of the period with padded shoulders and a nipped waist. The shoulders are adorned with stunning black lace and matching black sequins which are arranged more densely to define the neckline and add a fabulous style statement. The sleeves have beautiful gathering and darts shape the back of the waist. Five fabric covered buttons at the back of the neck give a hint of 30s styling and allow for easy access to the dress but there is also a side zipper.
There is some stretch to the crepe fabric, so we have shown below measurements of the fabric at rest and also stretched.
Length: 39 1/2” plus 1 1/2” hem
The dress is in good condition, however there is some discolouration under the arms and at the bust as pictured. This is much less obvious in natural light than in the photos but we have lightened the condition picture so it is visible. It could also be dyed if desired. There are a couple of tiny repairs and the original metal side zipper has been replaced with a modern plastic zipper as pictured.