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Vintage 1930s Dress - VERY PRETTY Silky Cold Rayon Puff Sleeve Rosana Frock w Blue, Mustard, Orange Paisley Print Size M

Regular price $138.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $138.00 USD
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Ooof, I want this one, so don't let it linger too long. A delightful late 1930s dress (see cute 1938 Mother's Day ad for a similar style from same company), a classic with puffed sleeves, fitted bodice w stabby collar, fitted waist w wide matching fabric belt, and a skirt with pleats in front that open to a bit of flare and movement. 

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•Fabric(s): silky-smooth cold rayon

•Closures: side snap placket, early plastic button and loop at rear neck

•Designer/Labels: Rosana Frocks...they had boutiques scattered across the west

All accessories (belts, jewelry, crinolines, pins, etc.) are for style inspiration only unless indicated.


Fits about a modern M; please allow room for the fit/ease you prefer

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

Waist about 28"/tight 29"

Hips to about 40"

Shoulder to waist seam about 15"

Shoulder to hem about 40"

Shoulders - 13" through seams but your shoulders are meant to extend past into the puff area (~16"/17")

Sleeves about 11"

Armhole opening circumference about 18"


Overall great vintage shape with a few minor signs of age and era. Cleaned and bright. 80+ years old.

Both underarms were mended at the point of their seams and show a touch of residual wear and tear, luckily tucked up and hidden under the arms. The top edge of the rear of the collar has a small worn spot in its top layer of fabric. There's a tiny horizontal split in fabric near rear neck keyhole, found when holding dress against a window. Could be mended or fused from behind to disappear. Please see photos. 

Imperfections do not "read" during wear and display.


Our pieces are true vintage with a history and a past life, not newly made reproductions. Minor signs of previous use and age are normal and expected for all true vintage pieces. Flaws and issues are carefully noted/photographed, and our detailed photos give you a good idea of the look of each garment. We're happy to answer any questions you might have to help you with online purchasing.

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Vintage is sold as-is and all sales are final. All vintage garments will show signs of previous wear and use, including deadstock and unworn pieces. We take extra care to note and/or photograph any imperfections we find. You can read our thousands of happy reviews on Etsy and eBay for an idea of the quality and high standards we strive to keep.



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