1940s Slipper Satin & Taffeta Plaid Gown

This is a spectacular late 1930s, early 1940s Hostess gown and it strikingly similar to the one we have added to the photos. That photo was taken in 1939 when these were the height of fashion! The body of the gown is a mix of a black slipper satin with a front panel inset of silk taffeta in a bright mix of happy colors. The top has a string shoulder and a plunge front that you can wear as low as you wish. The skirt is remarkably full - there is miles of fabric in there! Cinch in the waist and style with modern accessories and it will be as relevant now as then! Excellent condition.

Unlined and closes with a front painted metal zipper. Has its original matching tie belt. There are some scuffs, small storage marks and very minor pinholes along the front skirt. These are viewable when the garment is flat and spread out but when on the immense amount of fabric hide everything and it present perfectly. It otherwise appears unworn and I suspect it was hung on a too short rod for many years.

Shoulders: 16"
Bust: to 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 17" from neck to waist
Skirt: 40" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML

Item# E484

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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