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Vintage 1940s Dress - Exceptionally Cute VOLUP Navy Polka Dot Cold Rayon + Bakelite Details Size XL

Regular price £83.00 GBP
Regular price £98.00 GBP Sale price £83.00 GBP
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•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

•Lined: no

•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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