Rare 1940s Studded Hip Flare Black Crepe Dress

These studded dresses from the 1940s are almost impossible to find and often examples have just a minor detailing of stud work. This one however is like the holy grail as it is completely covered in hand set, flat almost sequin like, silver studs with a denser application of them in clusters that create an almost floral design feel. The cut is perfectly simple and perfectly feminine. The skirt is cut swing style and gently curves away from the more fitted hip area. The bodice is classic forties with short sleeves and a V neck that has a soft pleating detail in either side. Over the entire surface of the ink black stretch silk crepe are tiny hand set silver studs, each individually placed in prong settings and set by hand. I absolutely love the flared hip detail that adds that little extra special touch. One of the most striking and unusual 1940s dresses I have ever had. Excellent condition

Unlined and closes with a side metal zipper. Hand finishes, prong set sets.  I see no missing studs.

Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust: to 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 14.5" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 28.5" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# D558

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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