1940s Unlabeled Black Jersey Draped & Fitted Day or Cocktail Dress

These little black jersey dresses that were made on the late 1940s and early 1950s are wonderful examples of the work being done in these early forms of jersey. The dress is made of a very early silk knit jersey. The fabric is very fluid and drapes very well making it a preferred choice for many dress designers during this time period. The bodice has a detailing on it created by the soft pleats  that curve up either side to the neckline. The neckline is squared off and a little flat bow sits at its center. Each sleeve is cut to just past the elbows and they are kept simple and unadorned, just like the front of the skirt is. At the back, the pleat work from the front continues to cure around to meet at the back of the waist two panels of jersey fall from there to give some volume and movement to the back of the skirt. I love the nod to the art deco movement that this gives the dress. Excellent condition.

Fully lined through the body in a combination of black silk through the bodice and black rayon through the skirt. The sleeves are left unlined. It closes with a back painted metal zipper

Sleeves: approx 19"
Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust: to 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 27" from waist to front hem, 29" to back hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# E653

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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