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Vintage 1940s Dress - Darling Cream Rayon w Puff Shoulders + Novelty "Yarn Ball" Buttons Size M

Regular price £115.00 GBP
Regular price Sale price £115.00 GBP
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•Highlights: early 40s cusper piece; puffed/padded sleeve heads; shirring at waist; front buttons allllll the way to hem; waist sashes; A-line skirt; super cute junior's style; slightly as-is so please check condition report and photos to be sure! :)

•Colors: cream, dark chocolate 

•Fabric(s): rayon

•Lined: no

•Closures: front buttons shaped like balls of yarn or twine!

•Designer/Labels: there's a satiny label at back neck, but I can't read it

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


About a modern size M; please allow room for movement and ease

Bust about 42" pulled flat and taut, but should be worn with room like a blouse

Waist about 30" unbelted

Hips to about 42"

Length, shoulder to waist about 15"

Shoulder to hem about 39" and has almost 2" hem

Shoulders about 13 1/2" and your shoulders fit inside the "puff" areas

Sleeves about 10 1/4" long


Good shape with some small cosmetic imperfections, but still wears well. Cleaned and bright. 70+ years old.

The words printed on my dress form's belly can slightly be seen through the fabric in photos; these are not marks on the dress. :)

To note: some scattered teensy holes and pinholes -- see photos. Still feels sturdy, though, and that junior's styling is *chef's kiss*. A great piece for someone who values style and pricing over "perfection."


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