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Vintage Early 1940s Dress - ETHEREAL Ballet Slipper Pink + Pastel Blue Taffeta New York Creations Puff Sleeve Dress Size S

Regular price $193.00 CAD
Regular price Sale price $193.00 CAD
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Ethereal early 40s cusper style dress with fitted bodice with shirred bust and deco v-motif neckline w little velvet bows, puff sleeves, fitted double v waistband with sash ties, sweeping skirt.

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•Fabric(s): silky taffeta (probably rayon/acetate blend)

•Closures: early cloth-covered side metal zipper ("Waldes Kover" brand, I think -- the lettering is hard to read!)

•Designer/Labels: New York Creations

All accessories (belts, jewelry, crinolines, pins, etc.) are for style inspiration only unless indicated.


About a modern S - please do allow enough room for the kind of fit and ease you prefer

Bust (underarm area measured flat, then doubled) up to about 35"/36"

Waist to about 27 1/2" and then you draw down sash to fit

Hips full/about 48"

Length of bodice, shoulder to waist seam about 16"

Length of dress about 48 1/2" and has about 5" hem

Shoulders seam to seam about 13" and your shoulders are to extend into the "puff" area (17" across shoulders)

Sleeves about 8"

Armhole circumference about 19"


Very good vintage shape with minor scattered signs of her age and past life. Cleaned. 80+ years old.

There's a small hole below rear collar, covered by many hairstyles, and a pinhole or two. The bows are charmingly shabby. Dress was hemmed by a previous owner, but could be let down to factory length...I rather like the hemmed length and am selling as-found. See photos.


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