1940s Lace Illusion Peplum Crepe Dress

This dress has an unexpected sexy side to it. The front is amazingly pretty - the entire top of the bodice has a stunning cotton cut out lace applique that has been done in huge stylized circles. This is backed with nude netting to gives the appearance of being far barer then the wearer actually is. The waist nips in and the skirt is cut in a slim pencil silhouette. Over the hips lies a peplum in the same black silk crepe. The back is where the true sexiness lies. It buttons at the small of the back in a row of tightly spaced buttons and above that the nude netting opens to an almost inverted long diamond shape that is caught up at the base of the neck by a hook and eye. These leaves the back exposed and with the nude netting on either side to the lace looks like it is lying bare on your skin! Excellent condition and well made!

Shoulder: no defined seams
Bust: 18î flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13î flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 17" from shoulder to waist
Skirt: 26" from waist to hem

The top is backed in a nude netting and the skirt is unlined. It closes with a low back row of fabric covered buttons and fabric loops. Above that the back is open to the neck where a there is a hook & eye.

Modern Sizing equivalent: XS-SML (4-6)

Item# D454

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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