Original Vintage: Occasion or day dress
Dating from: 1940s
Label no label hand made
Side seam to side seam across bust 36” (91 cm)
Side seam to side seam across waist 28” (76 cm)
Side seam to side seam across hips 39” (99 cm)
Length back neck to waist seam 16 ½” (41.5 cm)
Length from waist to hem 26 ½ " (67.5 cm)
A Rock Follies Vintage Size: 12
Please check our size guide for how to take your measurements.
Fabric: Black embroidered rayon
The video shows the dress a bit lighter than it is please see the photos for truer colour
Style: A classic cleverly cut 1940s dress the sleeve is a cap sleeve from the bodice which has been ruched together at the centre front which is then covered with a bow end tie.
Features: Falling from the curved seam under the bust the waist seam has a half belt at the back and darts. The front of the skirt is flat and then gathered either side. Would look best with a black full slip under neath the dress as the seams can be seen as it is a little sheer.
Closure: 11 ½ " (29 cm) metal zip at the side the side zips in the forties were short due to lack of metal for zips.
Ideal to wear for: events this dress can be dressed up or worn more casually. In the forties wrist length lace gloves and a cream or black hat could have been worn with this dress
Vintage Condition: Excellent Vintage Condition: a small area of make do and mend on the inside of the hem and at the top of the zip
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 Black Dress with Cream Embroidery
We would sugest a machine wash at 40 degrees or dry clean