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Vintage 1940s Beaded Rayon Dress - STUNNING Black Red Color Block w Gold Studs, Crewel Embroidery, Russian Lacquer Box Style Size M

Regular price $188.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $188.00 USD
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•Highlights: short sleeves with theeeee most beautiful and intricate floral crewel embroidery in pink, blue, pumpkin, gold, + golden metal studs and gold metal needlework, edged in color block in a persimmon red hue -- the effect of it all reminding me of a Russian lacquer box; fitted bodice w soft vertical draping; A-line skirt w the rather rare design detail of usable hip pockets, softly draped!

•Fabric(s): matte rayon 

•Lined: no

•Closures: short rear metal zipper at neck, side metal zipper

•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; some give to fabric as indicated

Bust to about 37" slack, 41" pulled taut

Waist about 28"/tight 29"

Hips about 38" slack, 42" pulled taut

Shoulder to waist seam about 16 5/8"

Shoulder to hem about 43"

Shoulders about 14 1/2" seam to seam and your shoulders are meant to extend past this into the slight peak

Sleeves about 10"

Armhole opening circumference about 19"


Great vintage shape. Cleaned, unfaded, and sturdy with only light, normal signs of its age. 75+ years old. Displayed with removable shoulder pads, not included.


Our pieces are true vintage with a history and a past life, not newly made reproductions. Please be familiar with vintage clothing and read over our shop policies before purchasing. We are happy to answer any questions you might have to help you with online purchasing.

Return & Refund Policy

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.



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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Buyers outside the US: we love you! Please be aware, though, that you are responsible for any taxes, VAT, or other fees imposed by your country.

Items returned to us by your postal service for non-payment of taxes will incur re-shipping costs. If you do not pay to reship in a timely manner (10 days or fewer) your order will be considered abandoned and returned to inventory or donated. 

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