Original Vintage: Summer Occasion or day dress
Dating from: 1940s early 1950s
Label no label hand made
Side seam to side seam across bust 36” (91 cm)
Waist 28” (71 cm)
Hips are free"
NB The measurements of a 1940s dress are a bit misleading as the dress needs to be put on over the head and shoulders with often small openings at the side back or front. Remember the full-length zip was not yet in use.
Length from waist to hem 25 ½ “64.5 cm) with a deep hem of 3 ¾ “(9.5 cm) if you wanted to lengthen)
A Rock Follies Vintage Size: 12
Please check our size guide for how to take your measurements.
Fabric: Is a manmade light weight fabric commonly used in the 40's and fifties light to wear ideal for summer and evening events.
Style: A classic feminine tiered party dress
Features: The top is typical of the 40's one piece with darts with a boat neckline. The skirts are made of three gathered tiers into the waistline and would have been worn with soft line petticoats to give a fuller swishy look. The waistline is then finished with a self-covered narrow belt.
Closure: small metal zip opening to the side
Ideal to wear for: parties or events
Vintage Condition: Excellent Vintage Condition:
Vintage items are not new they date back to a particular era, some have survived in amazing condition, while others may show some signs of age, but we feel they still deserve to make it into our collection.
Therefore, we have listed our items into three Conditions:
Excellent Vintage Condition: Means the item is in great shape for its age. (Most of our stock will fall into this category)
1940s Party Dress
We would sugest a hand wash at 30 degrees