Killer Early 1940s Bold Colorblock Banded Rainbow Stripe Day Dress in Yellow Chartreuse


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      This bold early 1940s (well, c. 1939-40 really ) day dress is something I loved on the hanger but loved even more once it was on the model. An absolutely stunning use of colorblock, this Gene Rogers Juniors frock starts with a body of yellow chartreuse. The front bodice is a bold rainbow stripe of wide color block - purple, coral, pale olive, more of the yellow. Each band has a scallop where the button closes. The top of the hips repeats the coral color - this color is more balanced with the others in person, it oversaturated in photos. The skirt has inverted pleats. This beauty closes with a side button placket and the gorgeous glass buttons up the front. 

      As you notice, we had not one but two of these dress in the summer lookbook! I am convinced that they are the same manufacturer, with the design replayed a few years later in a different material. This dress is a cotton/wool blend. 


      This fit the extra small model as shown with no need for pins. This has no bust darts, so is better for an Extra Small than a small. 

      Shoulders: 14.5"
      Bust: 36"
      Waist: 26"
      Hips: 35"
      Length: 39" + 1.75" at hem

      Label: Gene Rogers Junior
      Material: Cotton and Wool 
      Condition: Very Good minus

      This dress is clean and ready to wear. There is a bit of rubbing at the top of the shoulders, along the line of the shoulder pad -this is just some light settled soil. We didn't hand launder it, but an additional dry clean may lift it. There is a natural slub in the material at the left chest.I find no other issues to note! 

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    • Product Type: Dress