1940s Crisp Printed Cotton Hostess Gown

I think this might be the best forties hostess piece I have ever had. First and foremost on this dress is the spectacular fabric used - it is that wonderful crisp cotton that you only seem to get in older vintage pieces. Very finely woven and light but with a crispness to it that helps keep the shape. This is then screened with a gorgeous geometrical striping set to form little diamonds that cover the dress from top to bottom. The front zips low into the skirt at the front and a tie belt allows you to cinch in the waist as you wish. I love the simple cap sleeves and the fabric detailing at the neck. A bit of flat black ribbon highlights the inset neck that is made of the same fabric set the opposite direction. The skirt is to the floor ans wonderfully wide - there is actually yards and yards of that gorgeous fabric in there. Excellent condition and appears to have been worn little if at all. Item# D420

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