40s Black Velvet Shirtwaist Dress - sm

SKU: 00398-014

From the 1940s, a lovely shirtwaist dress in jet black velvet.

  • Soft, super-lush fabric is smooth on the inside.
  • Side seam pockets!
  • Front placket with 7 rhinestone-centered buttons, a snap under the collar, and a hook&eye at the waist.
  • Bracelet-length, no-cuff sleeves.
  • Gently full skirt has gathers at front hips but seams for slim, smooth silhouette at back.
  • Pinked seams.

Labels: Addy's - Oakland, California
The one advertisement we found for this shop is from 1948 (see photos).

Fiber/Care: no tags, feels like silk velvet, could be a rayon blend / dry-clean

Condition: no flaws to note. the buttons are true-vintage replacements (we've provided a spare on the interior seam allowance, just in case). original belt is missing (ours, which is quite tiny, is not included).

*We've had this vintage shirtwaist dress professionally dry-cleaned and it's ready to wear.*

Garment Measurements:
(note that all the buttons and the hook&eye at the waist could be moved easily to create another inch of room)
 shoulders: 15.5"/39cm
 sleeves: 19"/48.25cm
 bodice length: 16.5"/42cm
 bust: 36"/91.5cm
 waist: 28"/71cm
 hips: up to 50"/127cm
 length: 46"/116.5cm + 3"/7.5cm hem
 hem sweep: 60"/152.5cm 

 Our items are not newly manufactured "vintage style" pieces. They are true vintage, at least 30 years old. Please read condition report provided above. 

Notes: International customers are responsible for any taxes or import fees. 



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