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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” (71 cm)

Side seam to side seam across hips free

Length under arm to waist seam 6 ½” (16.5 cm)

Length from waist to hem 28" (66 cm) plus a deep turned up hem of 4” (10cm)

Width of skirt at hem at 84” (212cm)


A Rock Follies Vintage Size: 12

Please check our size guide for how to take your measurements.


Fabric: is medium weight crisp cotton mix, the background is a muted orange with abstract pattern of brown leaves with dashes of turquoise.


Style: A classic 1940s waisted dress summer dress with a caped sleeve and pointed collar detail back and front.


Features: The bodice is made of three panels the front has a waist panel to sit snugly on the waist the front bodice is attached to that with a small pleat to give shape to the bust line, with a cap sleeve coming off the bodice. The V neckline back and front have a deep collar with points and a tie at the front. The skirt is attached to the waist with full gathers.

There are belt loops for a 1 ½ “ (3.7 cm) the original belt is no longer with the dress.


Closure: 12" (30 cm) metal zip at the side.


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


Accessories shown in the photos are not included in the sale however they are for sale on our accessories page.


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:



  • Mint Vintage Condition: Means the item although Vintage is unworn and good as the day it was made.


  • Excellent Vintage Condition: Means the item is in great shape for its age. (Most of our stock will fall into this category)


  • Flawed Vintage Condition: Means the item is wearable but does have some repair, mark or damage. The flaws will be described.

1940s Day Dress

SKU: W40010
  • We would sugest a machine wash at 40 degrees or dry clean

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