1940s Blue Crocodile/Alligator Print Silk Dress w Beaded Detail

This dress is wonderful and very unusual for the time period. It is made from an amazing printed silk twill that has a very rich feel to it. It had to have been stored properly for all these years because the color is still crisp and true. The design of the dress itself is stunning. The silk fabric has an amazing print that is kind of a stylized combination of a crocodile and alligator print. The color is a beautiful, rich blue and this print covers the entirety of the dress. The cut is fitted and chic with a sweetheart neckline and capped shoulders. The waist nips in and the skirt is cut in a long lean line from the fitted hip area. I love the pockets that are set angled off each hip. This emphasizes the feminine curves of the dress perfectly. Each of those pockets and the neckline as edges with beads and faux pearls and there is a scattering of both over the front bodice as well. Excellent condition.

Unlined and closes with a side set metal zipper. Some of the pearls have lost their exterior coating over the years and there is the very smallest appearance of fading to a slight more purple tone to the blue around the opening of the arms but given the age I still rate this as excellent. Really a gorgeous and unusual dress

Shoulders: no defined seams
Bust: to 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from top of shoulder to waist
Skirt: 30" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED-LRG

Item# D583

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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