Vintage 1940s hostess dress or dressing gown is such a romantic delight. The print, like all jersey, is absolutely rich, in this piece a busy border print of paisley and impossible blue roses. Iris blue, cornflower, royal purple, moss green and yellow play well together against a soft neutral ground. The neckline is framed with ruffles that continue to the waist. The three-quarter sleeves are shirred. This dress actually closes with buttons, which is unusual for both evening and dressing gowns of the time, so you can pretty much wear this how you like. It's imperfect, so read the condition notes!
Label: None Present
Material: Rayon Jersey, with celanese content
Condition: Fair plus, wearable as is
This dress has been dry cleaned and is ready to be worn. This dress cannot be washed or it will bleed. The background color in the print is, as you can see, a little muddy from a previous wash and there's points that have color transfer and ghost images of the print. The underarms have been repaired in the past, likely more than once, and I've reinforced them with some fusible interfacing and a few more stitches. There are scattered holes - one on the shoulder, one at the waist, and about a dozen in the skirt. I have used self-fabric to patch any that would be easily notable. The dress is priced at 1/3 the cost of the same piece in Very Good condition. It's still wearable for an understanding collector.