XXS 1940s Garden Party Frock with Rosebuds Corsage - Size 2 Charming 30s 40s Party Dress - Sheer Black Cotton with Nosegay Flowers - Bust 32

$ 149.99

This fanciful 1940s frock has an innocent air with its rosebud corsage, yet its sheer black bias-cut suggests a more worldly persona. It's an intriguing find in sheer organdy, deeply V-necked with a plunge V to the waist in back. The spring green sash has a beautiful nosegay with rosebuds, a single bird, and a round frame of dainty lace. Has puffed sleeves, double darts slanting at the bodice, and a full sheer ballerina-like skirt. Late 30s to early 40s.

Ladies' Size
0 to 2 (likely could be a teen size - please check measurements)

Bust 30 to 32, Waist 24, Hip up to 52; Shoulder to Waist 14, Shoulder to Hem 42 Inches


None, neatly made, probably at home

Sheer black cotton organdy (meant to be worn with a slip), spring green silk, pale pink and green milliner's flowers, white cotton lace, milliner's bird

Center back hooks/eyes at waist with snaps to skirt


Condition Detail
Very nice, near-excellent, one sleeve has 5 small holes (1/4-inch or smaller) shown in seventh photo, the hem has 6-7 tiny white specks just above the hem and inside the hem is a single 1-inch brown scorch mark, nothing obvious when worn

Washing Instructions
Remove corsage (it is pinned on), cold hand wash, shape and dry flat, press organdy on medium to medium-high setting, sash may be steamed if needed

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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