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Vintage 1940s Dress - Rare VOLUP Black + AQUA Beaded MOTH Insect Cocktail Dress by Eisenberg & Sons Size XL

Regular price £199.00 GBP
Regular price Sale price £199.00 GBP
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•Highlights: deco fern-like fronds with WINGED BUGS!! (with the nocturnal hues, I see moths, but they could also be butterflies); great size that's harder to find; slightly puffed sleeves; cat's whisker bust gathers; surplice plunge neckline; cloth belt loops (our belt is a prop); A-line gored skirt; coveted designer; when will you see another??

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•Colors: black, aqua

•Fabric(s): rayon mesh, very popular at the time

•Lined: no

•Closures: early cloth-covered side metal zipper

•Designer/Labels: Eisenberg & Sons Original

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


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

Bust to about 44"/taut 46"

Waist about 35"/taut 38" 

Hips to about 45"/taut 46"

Shoulder to hem about 43"

Shoulders seam to seam about 16 1/2" 

Sleeves about 9"

Armhole opening about 19"


Great vintage shape. Jet black and unfaded. Cleaned. Unfaded. 80+ years old.

To note: there's the possibility for a few missing beads as there are so many used within the intricate moth + fern motifs, but nothing in particular stands out to me.


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