1940s Dorothy OHara Pin Up Silky Rayon Dress

What a beauty. Made of a bias cut, silky rayon that is that perfect early rayon fabric that feels so good and hold color and cut perfectly. The cut is pure forties pin up - it has almost dolman sleeves with no shoulder seams - the sleeves are built out from just above the waist. The waist nips in severely and then hips are cut to be curved. There is a panel of fabric that flows vertically over the hips and another that starts at the waist and goes up and into the opposite sleeve. These give the dress a real hour glass shape. A pretty yellow print covers the surface of the entire dress. Dorothy is known for her figure enhancing cuts and this beauty does just that! Excellent condition.

Unlined and closes with a back metal zipper.

Sleeves: approx 20"
Shoulders: no defined seams
Bust: no true defined side seam
Under-bust:16" flat across
Waist: 11.5-12" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 50" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD1321

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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