1940s Unlabeled Spectacular Floral Printed Brown Silk Swing Dress
This is one of those absolutely beautiful printed silk dresses that you can only find from the 1940s. It was definitely stored properly for all these years because the colors in the print are as crisp and vibrant as the day it was made. The base of the dress is a deep chocolate brown and then onto this are beautiful sprigs of flowers that have the feel of being hand painted onto the fabric, even though they are of course screened on. The cut is fitted with a high neck that has a neat little pointed collar. The sleeves are capped and the waist is seamed for fit. The skirt is very interesting in its construction. At the front, it wraps over itself and has a curved panel that shows a bit of leg when you move. At the back it is gathered into the waist seam for a little fullness and falls longer then it does at the front. On each side a panel of fabric wraps partially around the hip and then is caught in a loop of fabric on the front of each hip and falls to the hem. This is a very pretty detailing and one I have not seen before. Excellent condition with one minor note below
Unlined and closes with a back painted metal zipper. There is just the slightest touch of color change to the tops of the shoulders - it will not even photo but is mentioned for accuracy. I don't think it impacts at all when on.
Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12-13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 14.5 " from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 24" from waist to shortest point of the front hem, 29" to longest point at the back
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.