1940s Asymmetrical Button Swing Dress
This dress is amazing! Constructed of a deep blue crepe rayon with all the edges backed in a pale lavender crepe so you get just a hint of that secondary color and it also really emphasizes the design. The skirt is cut on an A-line with a little side kick pleat with a panel of that lavender inside so that when you move you get a flash of color. The neckline is cut with just a hint of side "collars" and the sleeves are to the elbow and each ends in a fabulous cuff detail with a huge button. The start detail n this dress is of course that row of huge buttons - all decorative but with the illusion that it buttons into place. Each massive button is set n a cut loop of fabric behind it. It is just wonderful and unusual - a really great and unusual swing dress! Excellent condition!
Bust: 17" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13.5" from side seam to side seam
Hips: 16.5" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from neck to waist
Skirt: 22" from waist at the back to bottom hem
The dress is unlined and closes with a side metal zipper. The buttons down the front are decorative only.
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
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