Size 2 1940s Evening Dress - XS Black Taffeta Authentic 30s 40s Formal Gown - Strapless or Straps - Lace Bust & Flounced Hem with Cinch Bows

$ 229.99

1930s black evening dress is a gorgeous design in rustling black taffeta, with a boned fitted bodice and storybook style full skirt. The bodice has a petal bust with lace layer, a string tie bow at bust, and a piped basque waist seam. Strapless design is optional, as there are narrow shoulder straps that can be shown or hidden. Ball gown style skirt has cinched bows drawing up the hem at intervals, exposing a sheer lace "petticoat" underneath. An exquisite find from the late 30s or early 40s.

Ladies' Size
1 to 2

Bust 31.5, Waist 24, Hip up to 40; Front Bust Edge to Natural Waist 11.5, Front Bust Edge to Waist Seam 13, Natural Waist to Skirt Hem 41 Inches


None, factory made

Luminous black rayon taffeta, black floral & net rayon lace, black rayon net skirt lining, boning

Side seam cloth-covered zipper with hook/eye at top, hook/eye at shoulder straps where they join front bust


Condition Detail
Beautiful, the back bodice has approx 8-10 pinpoint holes with an old line of stitching at back bodice seams (where the seams were let out), the net skirt lining has several small holes in random places, some of the zipper's overcast threads are missing, this does not affect use

Washing Instructions
Dry clean

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 one inch 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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