Vintage 1940s Dress - 40s Cocktail Dress in Decadent Brown Velvet with Shirring


  • Product Description

      Vintage early 1940s cocktail dress is a dream in a warm, rich chocolate brown velvet. These dress have been one of my stand-by styles for years, but there's no doubt they are getting notably hard to find. This velvet is incredibly soft and catches the light well, the decadence of rayon velvet. Shirring at either shoulder works with pleating at the center of the bust to create a lovely drape along the bodice. The midwaist is pointed, for a divided bust. The skirt is three gored panels at the front, cut on the bias, and a single panel at back. This sweetheart slips over the head and has no closures.


      Shoulders: 15.25
      Bust: 44"
      Waist: 35"
      Hips: 41"
      Length: 42"

      Label: None Present
      Material: Velvet
      Condition: Good plus

      This garment is clean and ready to wear. There is some minor seating to the velvet here and there, but nothing that stands out. Held to the light, I found a scuffed thin spot at the front right hip, and a pinhole at the back right hip, so I interfaced them both and they present just as little seated spots inside of damage. I find no other issues to note!


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    • In Stock: 1
    • Product Type: 1940s

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