1940s Cocktail dress in black sequin embellished rayon crepe size medium. Measurements in inches: Bust 36, waist 28, hip up to 38, across upper back 14-1/2 inches, sleeve 18 inches, length from center back to hem 45 inches (no hem allowance) and the long self fabric belt / tie 68 inches. Please measure a similar dress you own, that fits you well and compare measurements for best fit.
Waist measurement is important. This would be difficult to adjust due to a side zipper.
Fabulous, deep black and very vintage, this dress has a beginning sale price for a short time.
Unlined dress features darts at the shoulders at the bodice front, set in sleeves with darts at the elbow. They are meant to push up and fit in the hollow of the elbow. Neckline in front is a sharp "V" and cut high in the back. There are darts at the back neckline.
Darts at bodice waist both front and back. There are no other darts at the bodice front. It is meant to blouse very slightly. Short side metal zipper works well. Long, self fabric belt holds in fullness at the waist.
Skirt, cut in gores, joins the bodice at the natural waist line. It flares to a nice "A" line.
Shiny black sequins fall diagonally from the right shoulder to below the thigh. Classic design circa 1946.
No fading, odor or stains. Sequins are great. There MAY be two or three missing. Side zipper works well. This dress was home tailored and the work is very, very good. The dress had medium shoulder pads pinned inside. They are pretty lumpy and so I removed them. I can include them if you want.
Some hand sewn repairs were done in a couple of skirt seams at some point. The dress is in very, good vintage condition.
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