1940s Green & Chocolate Music Print Novelty Swing Dress

This little silky rayon swing dress from the 1940s has a vivid and unusual print that covers it head to toe. It is one of those great novelty prints of the era and this one is musical with little dancing figures and instruments among party favors that swirl over the entire surface of the dress. I love the grass green against the brown backdrop - its an unusual color combo too. The cut is simple and flattering with those great forties details collectors love. It's cut to be worn loose and easy through the bodice with sleeves that cone out almost from the waist and a draped cut. The neckline is high and the waist cinches in. The skirt is cut swing style and gently curves away from the more fitted hip area. This one has the most gorgeous and extravagant hip panel that I have seen in a long time - it is a spectacular draped effect that curves down and along the full side of the skirt beginning in an elaborate gathered panel at the top of the waist. Excellent condition with some small items to note below

Unlined and closes with a side metal zipper and has a second short metal zipper at the back neck. Hand finishes. There are signs of slight color run here and there on the green but it is very slight and there are no areas that detract. I am being pretty picky. I see one very faint spot on part of the print on the front skirt - I photoed it but you would never see it once on as the print is so busy. I would consider this to be excellent considering its age and rarity.

Sleeves: 13" approx.
Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust: no defined side seams seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from neck to waist
Skirt: 29.5" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# D563

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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