1940s Blue & White Chiffon Joker Print Novelty Dress

This wonderful little dress is so light and easy to wear. It just slips over the head, zips to the side and then simply falls into place and you belt it at the waist for extra shape. The fabric is a pretty rayon chiffon with an unusual novelty print over its surface. At first glance you see the various sized circle print but then you notice the little deco 'jokers' nestled in among the dots. The bodice is cut loose and easy and the neck line has an attached scarf detail with a little bit of pleating to highlight it and the sleeves are just a suggestion. It buttons down the front with rhinestone capped buttons. The skirt flares out and the lightness of the fabric gives it lots of fullness and 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 1940s piece. Excellent condition with two small notes to review below.

Unlined and closes with a side painted metal zipper. Buttons at the front.  Has its original slip buckle belt to cinch in the waist - note the belt shows signs of wear on the buckle and is missing the fabric that goes across the center rod, has some crack in the backing and shows as a darker color then the dress as you can see in the photos. The top rhinestone int he button has darkened and the second last has lost its rhinestone. Hand finished

Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust: to 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 15" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 28" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# D582

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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