Rare 1940s Nettie Rosenstein Silk Dress

Very rare and early 1940s Nettie Rosenstein day dress that is just as gorgeous as can be! Constructed form a light silky rayon is is also very sexy and of pin-up worthy status with its elastic neckline that will allow the wearer to wear it as high up or off the shoulders as you wish! I love the little puff cap sleeves and the nipped in waist.The skirt flows long and lean. It has a very unusual double side zipper set above and below the waistline and zipping toward each other. It weighs very little and feels like a breathe of fresh air on! A rarity and a beauty!

Unlined and made of a silky rayon. It closes with an unusual double side zipper with each closing in towards the waist. Inner waist stay. and the neckline and sleeves have elastic. Hidden pockets along the side. There is the very faintest marks under the arms but because of the cut, print and placement they are not seen when worn and you have to look pretty close when it is lying flat. It is priced a bit lower to offset this but this is such a rare and early piece I feel that this is a more then fair price!

Shoulders: no defined seams
Bust: to 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 11.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 15" from neck to waist
Skirt: 29" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS (2-4)

Item# DD1281

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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