XS 1940s Cobalt Blue Dress - Gorgeous Sheer See-Through 40s 50s Rayon Knit - Ribbonwork Rhinestones & Beading - Long and Lean - Waist 24

$ 175.00

Fantastic 1940s rayon knit dress in rich cobalt blue, very see-through and alluring, just like a Hollywood style bombshell! This authentic 40s dress has cap sleeves with sexy decolletage to the scoop neckline, dotted with rhinestones, sequins, teardrop "gems" and faux pearls. Has a willowy, narrow silhouette that stretches generously in fluted openwork knit with marvelous texture, and a lean A-line flared skirt. Original ribbonwork knit belt included with a double-ring closure.

Ladies' Size
2 to 3

Bust 32 to 34, Waist 24, Hip 36; Shoulder to Waist approx 16, Shoulder to Hem 40 Inches (stretchy knit makes the vertical measurements approximate)


Cobalt blue rayon sheer knit with spider web-like openness and chenille style nubs throughout, matching faille ribbonwork, matching blue grosgrain belt backing; trims are matching blue teardrop plastic cabochons, white faux pearls, prong-set rhinestones, black sequins

None, exquisitely made by hand, probably originally made for commercial sale

Elasticized waist, belt has hidden snaps


Condition Detail
Very fine and barely worn, looks terrific inside and out, the small round black accents between the cabochon flowers are a bit wiry and fibrous-feeling, probably have been dry cleaned and had some trim loss due to this, foiled backs of cabochons have mild scratches

Washing Instructions
Dry clean by a cleaner experienced with vintage clothing

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*bust, waist & hip measurements are the maximum inches that will fit the item (and not actual fabric widths), so your body measurements should match these or be slightly smaller
*to get actual fabric widths of garment, add two inches to the bust measurement listed, one inch to the waist, and two inches to the hip
*size we list is a modern size equivalent, any size listed on label is a vintage size (which can be very different than a modern size)

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