Vintage 1940s Dress - Scarlet Red White Harlequin Diamond w Huge Sweep! Size XS to S
•Date: ca. 1940s
•Highlights: lots of interesting details!; bands of grey trim and eyelet lace; wide attached ruched sash to tie to fit; sweeping skirt spreads flat to a true circle and has so much volume!
•Colors: vibrant scarlet, white, grey with a tiny harlequin diamond print
•Closures: short rear neck metal zipper and two teeny-tiny carved shell buttons, side metal zipper
Any accessories or belts shown in photos are prop pieces and not included unless mentioned.
About a modern size XS to S; please allow room for movement and ease
Bust (underarm area measured flat, then doubled) to about 36"
Waist about 30" and meant to be belted down to fit
Length, shoulder to waist about 15"
Skirt, waist to hem about 42"
Very good overall vintage condition with minor scattered imperfections. Cleaned. 70+ years old.
To note: curiously, someone reduced the neck hole to about 26" around, which made it hard to close on our dress form's neck (zipper works fine). The fabric is still there inside to reverse this.
There's a tiny trace of discoloration on the backside edge of one lace armhole. Two faint tan spots on rear bodice (see photo). Near the zipper, a tiny hole (slightly bigger than a pinhole but not of any great consequence). I also found another small and faint mark on the bodice between the bands of lace (see photo).
Finally, there's one small circular mend/patch on the endless fabric of the hem flounce that's completely hidden inside a pleat when worn...you have to spread this fabric flat and go around the hem looking for this (or you'll find it when pressing the dress, which is how I did!).
This dress has LOTS of fabric and a vibrant, wild, and busy print, which really helps mask any imperfections.
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