40s Dress in Black Velvet and Ecru Lace

SKU: 00773-003
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From the 1940s, a darling dress in jet black velvet with ecru lace details.

  • Iconic styling features "bib" front with functional covered buttons and bow detail.
  • Elbow length sleeves are ruched down the side and have a bit of poof in the sleeve head, giving you that strong 40s shoulder.
  • Street length skirt is smooth at the hips and swishy, with an A-line cut.
  • Pockets!
  • Metal side zipper.
  • Union Made in the U.S.A.

LabelsNew York Creation (a joint venture between NYC garment manufacturers and the ILGWU, 1941-1955)

Fiber/Care: no tags, very silky velvet is most likely rayon, lace is cotton / dry-clean

Condition: we redid some (old and sloppy) seam repairs and she's ready for a second life. two tiny pin holes near bottom of skirt and minor crushing here and there. overall, strong and nearly perfect. there are belt loops but no belt, and ours used for the photos is not included.

Garment Measurements:
 shoulders: 14"/35.5cm
 sleeves: 13"/33cm
 bodice length: 17"/43cm
 bust: 37"/94cm
 waist: 31"/78.5cm
 hips (8" below waist): 45"/114cm
 total length: 44.5"/113cm

 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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