1940s Button Detail Black Wiggle Dress

This dress is amazing! The detail and workmanship is extraordinary. Made of a black wool it is fitted with long lean lines. The sleeves each end in a zipper and originate from a rounded shoulder. The neckline is simple and the bodice nips in at the waist. The skirt is also fitted and just below the knee. What makes it interesting are the horizontal seam details with big jet buttons - it gives the appearance that the dress actually unbuttons in sections - though of course this is all decorative. It is just wonderful and unusual - a really great LBD! Excellent condition!

Shoulders: no defined seam
Sleeves: approx 21"
Bust: 18" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12" from side seam to side seam
Hips: 17.5" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 14.5" from shoulder to waist
Skirt: 27" from waist at the back to bottom hem

The dress is unlined and closes with a back metal zipper. The original belt is present and in good condition - except the fabric is coming loose from the buckle. It is included and the belt is sold as found. The dress itself is in excellent condition with no issues to note.

Modern Sizing equivalent: XS (2-4)

Item# D358

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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