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Vintage 1930s to 1940s Paula Brooks Dress - Scandalously Cute Gothic Mesh w V-Back Detail + French Cuff Buttons Size Roomy M

Regular price £113.00 GBP
Regular price Sale price £113.00 GBP
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•Highlights: both edgy and cute!; wear neckline open buttoned up to show off the pointy collar; soft vertical bodice draping; rear yoke forms a rather vampiric V; rhinestone-capped white celluloid teensy French cuff-type buttons ("press studs") to waist (change them out for a different look); sinfully semi-sheer; is this the perfect cusper little black dress??

•Colors: black

•Fabric(s): rayon mesh -- this was the company's Nemo-Sheer, which was touted for being light and breathable 

•Lined: no

•Closures: buttons, side metal zipper

•Designer/Labels: Paula Brooks -- see ad from 1940, I believe it's their same dress style or very close!

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


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

The fabric is stretchy, to some extent, though you want to be mindful due to the age of this piece

Bust (underarm area measured flat, then doubled) about 38" slack to about 44" taut

Waist about 28" to 30" taut unbelted
Hips full/to about 44"
Length, shoulder to waist about 16 1/2"
Total length about 43 1/2"
Shoulders seam to seam about 17"
Sleeves about 11"


Overall great vintage condition, wears beautifully. Cleaned and unfaded. 80+ years old.

To note: couple tiny holes in a skirt gore. They don't affect wear or stand out to the eye. See photo. 


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All items purchased during our sale ship Feb 5th, 2024. We do not have access to inventory before then, and the sale discounts are to thank you for your patience.


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