1940s Unlabeled Purple Floral Print Stretch Rayon Jersey Ivory Dress

This dress is not perfect but is just too pretty and still has too much life left in it not to have someone love it. It is made from an early rayon jersey that has a touch of stretch to it so is very easy to wear. The design on it is very pretty. A beautiful floral design is done in a purple print that is set on an off-white, ivory backdrop. It is an unusual color to have used for this time period and it is quite amazing that the color is still strong and true. The cut is simple and sweet with a dipped neckline and soft gathered pleating. The waist nips in and the dress has its original slip buckle belt that you can use to cinch it in further. The skirt is cut swing style and gently curves away from the more fitted hip area. An inverted pleat runs down the front for a little extra detail and to give it a bit more volume when you move. Really a pretty little piece. Presents as great condition.

Unlined and closes with a side metal zipper. There is maybe the slightest of grubbiness near the seam under each arm but it does not show when on and does not detract at all because of the print. There has been some disintegration  to some of the thread along the front pleating on the skirt and I see the occasion 'picking' or snag in fabric here and there. This is all patina form being worn, washed and loved and given the age of the dress I have just priced it low. It is strong and sturdy and very wearable still

Shoulders: 14"
Bust: to 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13.5-14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 17" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 26" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# D602

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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