1940s Peggy Wood Pink Printed Silky Rayon Crepe Hawaiian Sarong Dress

These little 1950s Hawaiian dresses are wonderful and are cut to give you curves. This one is by Peggy Wood who was making these dresses for the tourist market out of Honolulu in the 1940s and fifties.

This style of dress that was coming out of the islands during this time period have such a classic silhouette that they still feel fresh even after 50+ years. They were made primarily to cater directly to the thriving tourist market of that era and Peggy Wood ones are among my absolute favorites. These sarong styled sun dresses were worn by Hollywood starlets and girls bought them in droves to emulate their favorite stars. I love the attached sarong style skirting that gives the illusion of a wrap skirt complete with a draped panel of fabric that flows down from one side of the waist. It is draped and shaped over the bodice so that is gathers along one side with a series of soft pleats that adds a pretty detailing to it. Elastic panels run along each side of the bodice so the dress adjusts to fits you perfectly. This also makes it very comfortable to wear as it move with you. It is very pretty and very flattering on and this one is especially pretty with its abstract print done in those pretty pinks. Excellent condition

The dress is unlined and closes with a back painted metal zipper. The fabric is soft and easy to wear. The pink is even prettier in person

Bust: to 17-19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 27" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# D619

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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