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Vintage 1940s Dress - Pretty Cream Cold Rayon Hawaiian Novelty Print Shirtwaist Size S to M

Regular price $388.00 AUD
Regular price Sale price $388.00 AUD
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•Highlights: shirtwaist style; nipped waist with shirred panels; swing 4-gore skirt; scenic island print similar to what you'd see on Aloha/tourist shirts of the era, but on a dress

•Colors: cream with soft olive, blush pink, and tan print of women, some holding babies wearing sun hats

•Fabric(s): silky cold rayon 

•Lined: no

•Closures: front buttons; side metal zipper

•Designer/Labels: no labels

Any accessories or belts shown in photos are prop pieces and not included unless mentioned.


About a modern size S to small-waisted M; please allow room for movement and ease

Bust to 40" 

Waist about 26"/26 1/2"

Hips full/to about 52"

Length, shoulder to waist about 16"

Shoulder to hem about 44 1/2" and has 2" hem

Shoulders - no seams

Sleeves capped


Very good vintage shape with light signs of age and use. Clean. 70+ years old.

To note: there's a tiny and cute mend on rear bodice done by a former owner. See close-up. Minor signs of toning to the buttons. A wee hole low down at the side skirt panel, falls into a fold and is not noticed during normal wear/use.


Our pieces are true vintage with a history and a past life, not newly made reproductions. Please be familiar with vintage clothing and read over our shop policies before purchasing. We are happy to answer any questions you might have to help you with online purchasing.

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Vintage is sold as-is and all sales are final. All vintage garments will show signs of previous wear and use, including deadstock and unworn pieces. We take extra care to note and/or photograph any imperfections we find. You can read our thousands of happy reviews on Etsy and eBay for an idea of the quality and high standards we strive to keep.



All items purchased during our sale ship Feb 5th, 2024. We do not have access to inventory before then, and the sale discounts are to thank you for your patience.


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