Rare 1940s Net and Felt Applique Dress
The exterior of the dress is fashioned out of black silk netting that has a slightly raised brilliant blue felt applique fused to it. The fabric is very unusual and wonderful - you will be constantly touching it! The cut of this dress is gorgeous! It has a high neckline with a huge exaggerated and pointed collar. The top skims over the bust and nips in at the waist. The sleeves are really amazing - they are to the elbow and made to pouf. The skirt skims over the hips to a slight flare as it ends below the knees. A superb example of this time period and in excellent condition.
Shoulders: they are inset at 12" across from seam to seam. Your actual shoulder will lie under the pouf of the top of the sleeve
Bust: 18" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13.5" from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 18" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from shoulder to waist
Skirt: 30" from the waist to bottom hem
Unlined, it is styled here with a slip under it that is not included. It is completely sheer when worn. It closes down one side with snaps and hook & eye. There is a round button at the top of the back of the neck. There are some small stress areas at the seaming in the waist and upper hip area - it is priced accordingly. This is so unusual and unique this does not detract in my opinion.
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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