This is a very nice quality vintage 40s era silk chiffon blouse. The upper front of the blouse has inset petal forms featuring tucking edged by lace. It has a high set rounded collar, also similarly decorated, and does up with five faux pearl buttons down the back. It has long sleeves and two pearl buttons at either cuff. The cuffs are trimmed with lace.
Label: no label
Color: Cream white
Material: Excellent quality silk chiffon, sheer and semi-transparent - you would need to wear an undergarment with this blouse
Sizing: No size is indicated, but it should fit a large size - please rely on the following measurements for fit:
Shoulders: 16 1/2” across seam-to-seam
Sleeves: 25 1/2” long
Sleeve Inseam: 19 1/2”
Bust: 44” around, taken under the arms
Waist: 38” around, meant to be tucked in
Overall length: 22"
Condition: It is in very good condition with the exception of one light spot on the back of the left sleeve (visible in the photo of the back of the blouse). I haven’t tried to remove this due to the delicacy of the fabric, but a specialist should be able to treat it. Otherwise, no other wear, tear, staining or odour. This blouse was well cared for over the years and looks to have seen very little use.
This is a lovely blouse - quality silk chiffon, pretty work and attractive 40s style!
Vintage 1940s Silk Chiffon Blouse with Lace Insetting Cream White Size Large