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Vintage 1940s Dress - Tornado Twister or Bee Hive Novelty Cold Rayon Shirtwaist Cutie Size M

Regular price £107.00 GBP
Regular price Sale price £107.00 GBP
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•Highlights: carved shell buttons w hidden snap placket; cloth belt (I don't know if it's original but it's of the same age and was found with dress); flowy skirt; see others from this exquisite 30s-to-40s capsule collection separately, coming today and in the next few weeks!

•Colors: blue, white, hot pink deco print...reminds me of either tornados or bees swarming their hives!

•Fabric(s): cold rayon

•Lined: no

•Closures: snaps

•Designer/Labels: no

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 to about 38"

Waist about 28"/29"

Hips full/about 52"

Length, shoulder to waist seam about 15 1/2"

Shoulder to hem about 41 1/2"

Shoulders about 15" seam to seam

Sleeves about 9 1/2"


Very good vintage shape. Dry cleaned. 70+ years old.

To note: see last photo -- there's a trace of toning under each arm but it's tucked up by the seam and not visible during wear. One underarm also had a tiny tear which we fused from the inside to hide and to strengthen. Some general wash wear on inside of dress/interior seams. Factored into a more friendly price -- she's got lots of life left in her.


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