Wonderful Original 1940s Vintage Black And Cream Colour Dress With Lace Bodice
This wonderful dress was made in the 1940s from black crepe and cream lace. It was cut in the classic hourglass silhouette of the period with pleated shoulders and a nipped waist. The bodice was crafted from exquisite antique cream lace with a flattering V neckline and short sleeves. It has been lined in cotton net for modesty and a delicate pleated peplum falls from the nipped waist at the front. The skirt was fashioned from classic black crepe and falls in a gentle A line. The back of the dress is streamlined, elongating the wearer’s body with an effortless elegance. An original metal side zipper fastens the dress and inside, there is a maker’s label for Capri Original. The dress belonged to a 102 year old American wife of a doctor who had exquisite taste for the fine clothing and kept all her garments in impeccable condition.
Bust: 34” (tight 36”)
The dress is in very good condition with only a tiny seam pop as pictured. The original belt is no longer present.
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.