This silk, late 1940's dress is so sumptuous, you could sleep in it...
Most likely made post WWII, this dress is made from a lightweight, soft and swishy silk, featuring an artist's sketch style wallpaper print. The ground of this print is grey on cream or beige, but it's as if someone has gone and colored in some areas in Irish green and marigold yellow hues. The silhouette is loose, casual, almost-shift like, with a short sleeve, button-up, short sleeves with turned cuffs and collared bodice. The skirt is fairly straight with three pleats on either side. There is no zipper or side closure, so you must be able to slip this on when un-buttoned. The self-covered triple set of three buttons (9 total) are the front closure and show some mild signs of rust stains -special note: I am happy to switch these buttons out, for other buttons upon request, for a small added fee, TBD. No lining, no pockets, or other details to note. The overall condition is good to very good, with some areas of repair, some mildly weakened areas (most likely moth damage, please wear with care), and the original length has been shortened due to damage. Original label reads 'Mynette, "so wise about your size"'. Please review photographs for full details.
- 19 inches across form shoulder to shoulder
- 9 inch sleeve length
- 19 inch upper sleeve circumference
- 42 inch bust
- 34 inch waist
- 42 inch hip
- 35.5 inch total length from shoulder to hem
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