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Vintage Inspired: 1940s Style Summer Day dress


Label no label hand made



Side seam to side seam across bust 38” (97 cm)

Side seam to side seam across waist 30” (76 cm) with elastic stretching to 36” (91 cm)

Side seam to side seam across hips 41” (104 cm)

Length under arm to waist seam 8” (21 ½ cm)

Length from waist to hem 26" (66 cm)

Sleeve Length: 15” (38 cm)

Sleeve width at bicep:13” (33 cm)

Sleeve width at hem: 12 ½ “ (32 cm)

Skirt width at hemline: 54 ¼ (137 cm)


A Rock Follies Vintage Size: 14

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


Fabric: A light weight very soft 100 % Cotton Lawn print featuring a light and darker beige with medium sized flowers in apple green, duck egg blue, teal with cream and black highlights.


Style: A classic 1940s pattern has been used to make this shirt waister dress. The bodice has a cross over revere collar neckline which is kept in place down the centre front with two small press studs, it is softly gathered on to the skirt with an elastic casing and has a fitted three-quarter sleeve, with a deep hem so it can be turned back to make a cuff. There are belt loops for a 1 “ (2.5 cm) belt, however no belt is included.


Features: The dress is a classic day dress 1940s style and it has two pockets in the side seam.


Closure: pull on over the head with two press studs on the front bodice.


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. The accessories shown in the photographs are not included however they and others are for sale in our accessories collection.


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 Inspired Day Dress

SKU: W40007
  • We would sugest a machine wash at 40 degrees or dry clean

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