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Vintage 1940s Dress - Great Daily Workhorse Black Rayon Shirtwaist, Wounded/As-Is, Very Wearable! Size M

Regular price $68.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $68.00 USD
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•Highlights: great style that is a real wardrobe workhorse; vertical pleats at front bodice; decorative self buttons with hidden snaps; swingy gored skirt; super easy to wear and comfy!; as-is and priced as such

•Fabric(s): rayon

•Lined: no

•Closures: snaps, 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 38"/39"

Waist about 30"/taut 33"

Hips to 44"/taut 46"

Shoulder to waist seam about 16"

Shoulder to hem about 45" and has 3" hem

Shoulders about 15" seam to seam

Sleeves about 20"/bracelet


As-is. Overall minor/normal signs of age to the fabric commensurate with era. 75+ years old. 

A few tiny pinholes in the bodice visible only when held to a light source. Near hem in rear, there are some pinholes and two small holes, about what a pencil's point would make, and one 1/2" U-shaped tear. Small fray on edge of rear hem, too. Could be mended, shortened, wear with a slip, or ignore...the area is obscure and not where others are looking.

Photos present honestly so look them over, but there's no fade...they are lightened for viewing.


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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