1940s Nettie Vogues One Shoulder Black Jersey Dress with Matching Turban
This is a gorgeous black jersey dress and matching turban from the London label Nettie Vogues London. While researching the label I did find reference to pieces photoed for Vogue and photos of a young Princess Diana wearing a green dress by the label for her Snowdon engagement portraits. I dated it to the 40s but it could be a little later.
The dress has the feel of the 1940s to it and is an unusual piece that is easy to wear and has lots of impact despite its simple design. The dress is made from a black stretch jersey and the design is very simple. It has a one shoulder cut with the sleeved side cut in a wide dolman that begins from the detailing at the hip and gradually narrows as it reaches the wrist. The other shoulder is left bare. On the side with the sleeve, the dress is gathered and caught up on one hip with that big detailing accent piece that is made up of various sized paste rhinestones and beads. This gives it just a hint of shape through the body and some glitz to offset the stark black. It comes with its original turban hat. This pieces is also detailed with an attached accent piece made of rhinestones and beading. The headpiece has two long attached ties that you can leave dangling down over one shoulder or wrap, tie and tuck, for a more turban effect. Excellent condition
The dress is unlined and has a side zipper. It is very generous in its cut and will fit and drape on a variety of sizes.
Waist: to 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 23" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 54" from top of shoulder to hem
Headpiece: approx 23" around the inside and has some stretch. The ties are each approx 33" long
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-LRG
Reference Photo: Cherie, Owner of Shrimpton Couture, by Erin Leydon.
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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