Rich 1940s Deep Crimson Red Rayon Crepe 40s Cocktail Dress with Amazing Wire Shaped Shoulder Pads


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      A striking 1940s dress in lovely, drapey rayon crepe. Let's cut to the chase here - you want to know about the wire shoulder pads. ME TOO, because I've seen only a handful of dresses with them, and I lust for a pair terribly. They are still padded and cloth covered, but are adjustable, so you have have extreme peaked shoulders or a more moderate shape. AMAZING. The cut is classic for the era - dramatic shoulders, a fitted waist, full length sleeves. The collar is high and small. A pleat circles the hips to give it an accent, at front, and at the back, all bets are off with this decadent shirred drape. I love the contrast of the severe, sleek front and the dramatic backside. The dress closes up the side with a sturdy metal zipper.


      Shoulders: 15.5"
      Bust: 39"
      Waist: 27"
      Hips: 38"
      Length: 48.5"

      Label: None Present
      Material: Rayon Crepe
      Condition: Good plus

      This dress is clean and ready to be worn. There is a water spot on the right bodice that didn't come away with a dryclean, and another just to the side of the keyhole.  There's a few hand-stitched repairs at the back center seam I saw when inspecting the interior, but these aren't seen from the outside. I find no other issues to note!
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    • Product Type: Dress