1940s Striped Silk Low-back Halter Gown

I love these striped dresses from the late 1930s, early 1940s. They were all the rage then and have fully stood the test of time, looking chic and fresh now. The colors, the care in lining up the stripes, the fabric - all perfection! This on is really unusual as it is a full length proper evening dress. The skirt is a wonderful and dramatic A line shape - it basically cascades out from the waist and the placement of the striped add to the shape. The bodice is cut halter style with gorgeous black faceted dome buttons, each with a rhinestone at the top. The collar is large and high and the waist nips in. I love how the striping all meets at an inverted angle along the seams. The fabric is a silk taffeta with ribbons of silky rayon worked directly into the fabric. The square cut, low back is just fabulous - it is the exact right touch to finish this wonderful piece. Killer forties gown and in excellent condition. Extremely pretty and extremely bright. Excellent condition. Item# E426

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