Original Vintage: Summer 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 under arm to waist seam 7 ½” (19 cm)
Length from waist to hem 26" (66 cm)
A Rock Follies Vintage Size: 12
Please check our size guide for how to take your measurements.
Fabric: is a sky-blue cotton linen in an all over Embroidery Anglaise, the centres of the petals are open. The video shows the dress a bit lighter than it is please see the photos for truer colour
Style: A classic clever 1940s waisted dress summer dress with a fitted sleeve and collar.
Features: The bodice is darted at bust and waist back and front. The skirt has a deep kick pleat at the centre back hem and two on the front. There is also a pale blue covered belt
Closure: 8" (20 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 straw hat could have been worn with this summer dress
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 Day Dress
We would sugest a machine wash at 40 degrees or dry clean