Summery 1940s Day Dress by McKettrick in Bemberg Rayon with Abstract Print


  • Product Description

      Vintage 1940s summery, breezy and sheer day dress from the post war era. These McKettrick "Bemberg Sheers" stayed popular for nearly a decade, but the late 40s versions are the best! This features a wonderful, whimsical print of squiggly lines and loops of pink, brown, and grass green with black line work.The sleeves are dual layers of fluttering rayon in an angel cut, the best of all cuts for dancing. The skirt flares at the hem to fall in soft folds. It closes up the front with pearly button. Not shown is the original belt, with a replacement buckle. 


      Shoulders: 16"
      Bust: 43"
      Waist: 29.75"
      Hips: 45" 
      Length: 47"

      Label: None Present
      Material: Rayon (Bemberg Rayon Yarn)
      Condition:Good plus  

      This dress is clean and ready to be worn. Despite a hand laundering and dry clean, there is still yellowing at the underarms and around the edge of the collar, and I didn't feel comfortable being aggressive with bemberg, which is such a lightweight textile. The waist has been taken up in the past, and I let it back down - there are some remaining little stitch marks where it had been taken up. I found three small spots, all smaller than a pencil eraser, hidden in the busy print. I find no other issues to note!  

  • Reviews

  • Product Details

    • Variant: Default Title
    • In Stock: 0
    • Product Type: Dress