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Vintage Inspired: 1980s Does 1940s Summer Day dress

Dating from: 1980s

Label Wallis


Side seam to side seam across bust 42” (97 cm)

Side seam to side seam across waist 32” (81 cm)

Side seam to side seam across hips 42” (109 cm)

Length under arm to waist seam 8” (20 ½ cm)

Length from waist to hem 30” (76 cm)

Sleeve Length: 13” (33 cm)

Sleeve width at hem: 13 ¼ “ (33.5 cm)

Skirt width at hemline: 118’ (300cm)


A Rock Follies Vintage Size: 16 (The dress is sized as a 14)

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


Fabric: A light weight very soft viscose, floral print with a white background with blue, lilac and pink flowers with highlights of apricot, taupe and black.


Style: A classic 1980s does 1940s This means it is a 1980s dress made to reflect a 1940s style. The dress has a yoke front and back that the bodice is softly gathered onto the neckline has a soft stand collar that is extended into ties that tie at the neck is a pussy bow.


Features: The dress is a classic day dress 1940s style shirt dress with five small lilac buttons down the centre front, the short sleeves are softly gathered on to the shoulder with soft shoulder pads made of two layers of fabric to give shoulders a small definition. The skirts are made of six shaped panels so are sewn in flat at the waist with fullness at the hem. There is a narrow self-covered narrow belt.


Closure: Buttons down centre front and 14” (35.5cm) nylon zip at side


Ideal to wear for: This dress can be dressed up with a formal look ideal for work or an event. 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 are for sale,  just search for the description or reference numbers below in the search bar

Navy Bag -

White Hat - LH016

White Gloves


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)





1980s Does 1940s Day Dress

SKU: W80028
  • We would sugest a machine wash at 40 degrees or dry clean

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