1940s Silk Peplum Printed Swing Dress

Fantastic New England sea shore print novelty dress from the 1940s done in a stunning, hand screened print that depicts seaside pictures on it. A whaling boat, schooners and mansions by the shore are all set in pretty little picture boxes. In the background print you can find places in the US east coast - Salem, New Bedford, Provindetown.....amazing! The silk is a beautiful weight and almost has a sueded feel to it. Silk taffeta in a deep blue is set in a peplum ruffle around the hip and it also finishes each cuff. I love the subtly sexy little keyhole at the neck too. It is a labelled piece and very well made. That print would have been specially designed specifically for this dress and made for the East coast summer tourist market! Excellent condition!

Shoulders: 14.5'' from seam to seam
Bust: 18'' from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14'' from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19'' from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15'' from waist at the side
Skirt: 29'' from waist to bottom hem

The dress is unlined and closes with a back metal zipper.

Modern Sizing equivalent: SML (6-8)

Item# D275

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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