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Original Vintage: Summer Occasion or day dress


Dating from: 1940s


Label Regina Pure Silk



Side seam to side seam across bust 40” (102 cm)

Side seam to side seam across waist 30” (76 cm)

Side seam to side seam across hips 40” (102 cm)

Sleeve length with cuff turned up: 11” (28cm)

Length under arm to waist seam 7 ¼” (18.3 cm)

Length from waist to hem 23 ½ " (59.8 cm)

Hem is 2 3/8” deep


A Rock Follies Vintage Size: 12

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


Fabric: Pure quality matt printed silk in an olive background with a printed pattern with pale pink, yellow and turquoise rounds decorated with little mocha-coloured leaves.


Style: A classic late 1940s waisted dress summer dress with a fitted sleeve and tie collar.


Features: The bodice is darted at bust and waist back and front. The skirt has a 2 ½ “deep kick pleat at the centre back hem and five 1” (2.5 cm) pleats on the front. There is also a self-covered narrow belt.

Closure: 10" (25.5 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, in the forties wrist length gloves and a hat and leather handbag.


The accessories showed in the photos are not included, however there are available for sale in our accessories pages. The Coral Cocktail hat is on the Hat page LH007


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 Silk Day Dress

SKU: W40012
  • We would sugest a machine wash at 40 degrees or dry clean

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