1940s Junior Guild Original Swing Dress
I love forties dresses and this little beauty is amazing! It may even be late thirties and the color alone is just outstanding - this would have been hand dyed to get it to this color and for it to have survived all this time with no fading is amazing! The color was very hard to capture so I have included a swatch that matches the actual color pretty closely. A lot of well known designers were designing under the Youth Guild label and I wish we could tell who did this beauty! The design is amazing! The fabric is cut mostly on the bias and I love the way the top portion buttons. The waist nips in and there are attached ties to cinch it further. The skirt is full and swingy and there are huge top set pockets on each hip. The fabric is a cotton linen mix with the texture and look of a fine linen. All hand finished. Just amazing and in excellent condition
Bust: to 19" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15.5" from shoulder seam to bottom waist seam including the 4" band
Skirt length: 25" from lower waist seam to bottom hem
Unlined and closes with a side painted metal zipper that looks to have been replaced sometime in the 1960s. There are a couple of small repairs - tiny - near the top of the zipper. The belt is attached. The buttons are original and have teeny chips on their edges.
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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