40s Navy Blue Rayon Day Dress

SKU: 00044-001
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1940s dress of thick, navy blue rayon that feels great and really flatters. Shirtwaist styling with wonderful dress-maker details including red-lined faggoting along the notched collar and turned-back cuffs, bust and elbow darts, gathers just above the back waist for soft shaping, and stitched-down box pleating at the hips. Nine square buttons on the full placket, hook&eye at waist. Shoulder pads. Just as appropriate for work or casual occasions today as it was nearly 70 years ago.

Labels: L'Aiglon
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Fiber/Care: rayon, dry-clean only

Condition: Overall, good. There are scattered weakened/faded spots and several very small holes. The largest of them have been darned (see photo). None of these flaws is particularly noticeable when the dress is worn, and they do not detract from the overall beauty of the garment. A few of the buttons have chips in the color. There are belt loops, but the original belt is missing (our modern belt is not included). Price reflects the imperfections.

*This dress has been professionally dry-cleaned and is ready to wear.*

 shoulders: 15"/38cm
 bust: 38"/96.5cm plus darts
 bodice: 17"/43cm
 waist: 31"/78.5cm
 hips: 41"/104cm
 skirt length: 30"/76cm
 hem sweep: 88"/223.5cm

(BDV SKU: 00044-001)

Our items are not newly manufactured "vintage style" pieces. They are true vintage, at least 20 years old. Please read condition report provided above.

Note to International Customers: Significant overages in shipping fees (where applicable) will be refunded. You are responsible for any taxes or import fees.


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