1940s Black & White Graphic Print Silk Chiffon Dress

This wonderful little dress is so light and easy to wear. It just slips over the head, falls into place and you belt it at the waist for shape. The fabric is a pretty silk chiffon with a graphic black and white print over its surface. The bodice is cut loose and easy to accommodate its slip-on shape. The neck line has a V detail with a little bit of pleating to highlight it and the sleeves are just a suggestion. The skirt flares out and is bias cut so has lots of movement with you move. It is cut to be generous but in theory even a smaller girl can wear it as the feather light fabric allows you to really cinch and gather it through the waist as needed without adding bulk. It weighs ounces and is a very pretty 40s piece. Excellent condition

Unlined and slips on to wear. Has its original slip buckle belt to cinch in the waist. Hand finished

Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15.5" from neck to waist
Skirt: 28" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-LRG

Item# D571

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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