Gorgeous 1940s Yellow Dot & Deep Navy Black Chevron Print Silk Swing Dress
This is one of those absolutely beautiful silk dresses that you can only find from the 1940s. It is in pretty fantastic shape and is just gorgeous to see. The colors are crisp and bright and have lost none of their impact over the last 80 or so years. The dress is made from a beautiful scarf weight silk in a bright yellow and a deep blue that is so dark that it is almost a black. The print combines those fantastic dots that you see with a striped chevron. I have tried to show you in the photos how the stripes line up down the centre and back of the skirt. It has a classic forties cut with a more loose fitting bodice and softly draped capped sleeves. There is a tie at the neck that extends out from the soft collar. It skims over the body and into the waist where the print transitions into a slightly different layout. The skirt falls to below the knee and has a wonderful flare to its cut. It has lovely movement once on the body. The silk is cut on the bias so there is some give. Overall excellent condition with a note below
Unlined and closes with a side painted metal zipper and ties at the neck. There are slight markings under the arms and a small notch and scuffing to the fabric at the back of one arm. There is a tiny area on the skirt that the dye did not take but this was most likely original to the dress and a side effect of how the silk was printed then. A couple of teeny marks here and there. Please see the photos after the label shot
Shoulders: no defined seams
Bust: to 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 17 " from neck to
Skirt: 33" from slightly dropped waist to the hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
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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