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Vintage 1940s Evening Dress - Volup! A REAL BEAUTY QUEEN's Midnight Blue Sheer Gown w Flame Bust + Taffeta Slip Size L to XL

Regular price $198.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $198.00 USD
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This two-piece dress set comes from the estate of a woman who bought it to enter a beauty pageant...she said it was the nicest dress she ever owned. You can be the second person to rock this gorgeous gown!

Sheer slinky chiffon with shoulder pads, flame-tipped accents of lace creating a sweetheart neckline effect and making a delectable V over your bust, a generous scatter of sparkling prong-set rhinestones. 

Dress was worn layered over its matching taffeta slip, but of course can be worn with contrasting slips and underthings for a different look.

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•Fabric(s): chiffon, taffeta, lace

•Closures: side metal zipper, rear hook/eye, side snaps

•Designer/Labels: no

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


Fits about a modern L to XL; please allow room for the fit/ease you prefer

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

Waist about 34"/tight 35"

Hips full/about 58"

Shoulder to waist seam about 17 3/4"

Shoulder to hem about 57"

Shoulders - no seams but 17" edge to edge of shoulder pads, approximately

Sleeves - cap

Armhole opening circumference about 17"

(Do let me know if you need specific measurements on the slip; if you fit the dress, you should fit it, too.)


Overall great vintage shape. Cleaned and freshened, unfaded. 75+ years old.

The rear waist seam of the sheer dress was closed at some point. Sturdy as it is, but could be redone to be invisible, if important to you. See photo.

A group of small holes/pinholes down low on the skirt near center seam, taken into account with pricing. There's lots (and lots) of sweep and volume to this skirt and these tiny imperfections aren't noticed during wear, especially layered over the solid slip. See photo.


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.

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.



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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 (7 days) your order will be considered abandoned and returned to inventory or donated. 

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