1940s Spectacular Beaded Silk Crepe Swing Dress

What a glorious 1940s swing dress! These are getting harder and harder to find and to find a jewel like this one is just wonderful! The base fabric is a black silk crepe that drapes wonderfully when on. It has that touch of thirties influence still with a slightly wider cut through the bodice and looser drape and pleating which makes it very flattering. The skirt is long and lean  with a bit of volume as it nears the hem for that perfect swing cut. On each hip there is a spectacular triangular shaped pocket that is densely beaded into a floral design. It's like having two little bouquets with you! This same floral designs sits on each shoulder. Really beautiful and very well done. The design is spectacular. Each shoulder has light padding and the fabric from the bodice is softly gathered into the seam under those wonderful beaded details. A piped tie at the neck that sits above a keyhole is the perfect chic finish. This dress is everything you want in a 1940s piece and is a real jaw dropper. Excellent condition.

Unlined and closes with a side metal zipper. It has ties and hook & eye at the neck.

Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust: approx 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 17" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 29" from waist to hem, includes the 2" band at waist

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML

Item# D517

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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