1940s Spectacular "Gloria" Silk Crepe Swing Dress

Made from an amazing printed stretch silk crepe that is cut on the bias so has a touch of stretch to it, this dress is one of the best 1940s dresses I have seen. It is tagged as a "registered Gloria dress" but though I have seen this label before I cannot not find any firm information on it. It is a beauty though so this company was definitely doing high end work. It was also definitely stored properly for all these years ,as the colors are as crisp and vibrant as the day it was made. The base is a deep navy blue and then onto this is are beautiful floral bouquets made of little rounded cornered squares of multiple colors that just  pop off the blue base! The cut is fitted with a high but V neck and extensive pleating along each shoulder and again just above the waist. The waist nips in and is accented even more with an attached panel of fabric that turns into two extremely ling ties that you can wrap and accentuate the waist even more wit. The skirt is cut straight with just a touch of extra fabric worked through the bottom of the vertical seaming so you can move with ease. It truly is a forties femme fatale dress under its floral exterior! Excellent condition.

Unlined and closes with side snaps. Attached ties at the waist.

Shoulders: 15"
Bust: 17-19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12-13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 15-17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice:14 " from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 26" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# D523

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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