1940s Fringed Silk Crepe Wiggle Dress

Amazing and unusual black silk wool crepe dress that is cut on the bias and fits fantastically when on and has a remarkable fringe detailing on the skirt! The dress itself is cut simply - a long lean skirt with just the slightest of an A-line cut to it. It nips in at the waist and the bodice is simple with a slight V neckline and a faux wrap effect that is caught up along one side. Each shoulder is gathered at the top and it has short cap sleeves. But to this simple dress they have added the most remarkable panels of silk cord fringe in asymmetrical panels so when you move they swing and move with you! The slanted application of these also helps to add length and curves to your figure! Excellent condition.

Shoulders: 15"
Bust: 16-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12-13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 50" from neck to hem

Unlined and closes with a side unpainted metal zipper and a second small metal zipper at the back of the neck. The top inside bodice has a partial lining of that is a net fabric. This has some small pinholes here and there but is sound and of course does not show when on. It is original to the dress so has been left as found

Modern Sizing equivalent: XS-SML

Item# D448

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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