As Is Size 6 1940s Dress - Faded Purple Plaid Rayon Late 40s Post WWII Era Frock - Removable Modesty Panel - Full Skirt - NWT - Waist 27
1940s rayon dress is a splendid tartan plaid, made post-WWII with a fit & flare silhouette! It's definitely as is, with faded color from purple to pink (see Condition Detail below). Has cuffed short sleeves, a deep V-neck, and wrap style closure with its original glossy black patent belt. The perky taffeta modesty panel has its own buttoned front and quaint tie, and it's removable. From deadstock - no tag attached.
Due to the flaws, this dress would likely be best suited for remaking... the lines and fade suggest recreating it as a halter dress, including shortening the hem, which would be a terrific edit to this lovely authentic 40s dress.
6 to 7
Bust 34, Waist 27, Hip 43; Neck to Waist 16.5, Neck to Hem 47.25 Inches
' Ann Colby / REG US PAT OFF ' and vintage size 16 at back neck
Indigo purple, forest green, and black tartan plaid rayon with a matte cottony feel, possibly a rayon blend (with some areas faded to magenta and gray/green as noted in Condition Detail below); ivory rayon taffeta
Center front black plastic buttons, torso to hem, with snap at waist; modesty panel has functional rhinestone & silvertone metal buttons with a self tie at neck
Never worn but shows its age, as there is widespread fade from purple/green to magenta/gray at the sleeves, back neck, and hem of dress; collar and ties of modesty panel are beige with liquid lines at back neck; single hole at back left shoulder
Dry clean; or warm hand wash (test for shrinkage first), shape and dry flat, steam if needed or press inside out on medium setting
Please note: All measurements (bust - waist - hip) are the maximum body measurements that will fit the item. These measurements already have ease subtracted and they are not actual fabric widths. To get actual fabric widths add two inches at the bust - one inch at the waist and two inches at the hip.
Size listed is a modern size. Any available vintage size is noted in the Label description. Please remember vintage sizes and modern sizes can vary a great deal.
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