Vintage 1940s Dress - Exceptionally Cute VOLUP Navy Polka Dot Cold Rayon + Bakelite Details Size XL
•Highlights: a little wounded and sold as-is, so please check condition report; shoulder pads; mock shirtwaist style w buttons only for show; interesting double hoops at either side of bodice of midnight blue Bakelite (I believe) with contrast points threaded through them; slant-shaped peplum; A-line skirt
•Colors: navy, ivory
•Fabric(s): cold rayon with very slight crepe texture
•Closures: front buttons
•Designer/Labels: side metal zipper
Any accessories or belts shown in photos are prop pieces and not included unless mentioned.
About a modern size XL; please allow room for movement and ease
Bust about 44" slack, 46" pulled taut
Waist about 35" slack, 36" taut
Hips about 46"
Length, shoulder to waist about 16 1/2"
Shoulder to hem about 45"
Shoulders seam to seam about 16 1/2"
Sleeves about 10"
Good vintage shape with imperfections found when studied closely, priced and sold as-found. 70+ years old.
To note: there's diffuse age toning to the ivory portions of the print, most concentrated in the usual areas (shoulders/sleeves/underarms). The busy print helps disguise this. See photo.
One tiny splash mark within a polka dot on the button placket area; see photo.
Three of the six buttons are missing rhinestones. I have a stash of vintage rhinestones, so if I have the right size I'll replace them before shipping.
There were 2-3 small breaks in the fabric tucked up at the underarm seams that I fused invisibly from within to help hide and make the area sturdy. There's a small vertical tuck at the rear neckline, probably because former owner wanted the neck to be smaller; I left it in place.
An iconic beauty with wear and beauty left in her.
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