This is a classic wardrobe staple for any vintage lover.
Made in the late 1930s or early 1940s, this piece is deadstock and the pleats in the back and the front and still stitched together (easily undone when you want to wear it).
Made from inky black wool it has pleats in the centre skirt and smart ruffle trim on the yoke and skirt, at the hip area. The covered buttons are for decoration only as the bodice actually fastens with poppers. There is no side opening on this one so you need to take that into account when looking at the measurements. Belt loops but no belt. It has classic shaping with a slim fitting bodice and wonderful gathers at the sleeve head. The dress is true black but the photos have been lightened to show the detail.
As mentioned above there is no side opening so your bust will have to fit through the waist. To ensure that this will fit you properly please compare the measurements below to a similar item you already own;
- flat bust 19"
- flat waist 16"
- flat hip 21.5"
- underarm sleeve length 18.5"
- shoulders between sleeves 14"
- neck to waist 16"
- neck to hem 42"
Very good with only a minor point to note;
- although this has never been worn, when it came to me there were some small, old, moth holes in the front skirt near the pleats. These have been darned and the darns are slightly visible.