1940s Amazing Printed Silk Swing Dress
Really one of the most amazing forties dresses I have had. Its made of a fine silk - think Hermes scarf type silk. It has an amazing design screened onto the silk - It has a dragon scale feel to it - for some reason I think of dragons every time I look at it. The accent details are stunning loops and swirls of stylised flowers and vines with little floral details scattered about. I am not sure if I have captured the subtle use of a pale pink that highlights some of the floral details - A pale pale pink has been screened here and there. Really a work of art! That pink is carried through with a solid fabric in a blush pink added to the interiors of the hip pockets and it also backs that wonderful panel at the back. The cut is classic pin-up femme fatale! The skirt is long and deliciously lean. Pockets are set on each hip and constructed to sit out and emphasize the hourglass shape. The bodice is cut full with sleeves that narrow though to the cuffs. The back has an extra panel of fabric - again used cleverly to emphasize every curve. Its labelled and exquisitely made. The lucky girl who gets this will be very pleased indeed! It is truly a special piece
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