A classic navy and white polka dot dress from the 1940s. Made from a beautiful French navy crepe with off-white polka dots, it has wonderful shaping with a sweetheart neckline, waist insert, scalloped yoke edge, long sleeves and a smart panelled skirt. The bodice is meant to be worn quite loose and it has a tie back belt to cinch in the waist. There is no side opening meaning you'll have to wiggle your bust through the waist gap.
Best suited for up to a 34/36-28-36. The bodice isn't meant to be close fitting and to ensure it will fit you properly please compare the measurements below to a similar item you already own;
Flat bust 19"
Flat waist 16.5"
Flat hip 20"
Shoulders between sleeves 14"
Shoulder to waist 17"
Shoulder to hem 46"
Underarm sleeve length 17"
This piece is in good condition but there are some points to note - if you are looking for perfection then this piece isn't going to be for you.
- the trim on the neck is not original to the dress and has been added at some point - this wasn't uncommon - but is easily removed
- there are three brown marks on the front of the dress. They are faint but they are approximately 2" by 3" each. I have carefully hand washed the dress and the marks didn't come out
- there are some nibbles by the neckline - see photo
- main issue is the back neck. I'm not sure what has happened but there has been some damage to the neck which someone has tried to fix with a popper. It still presents really well and would be covered if worn with a cardi of jacket
Please note that within the UK standard shipping only covers you for up to £50 compensation if the item is lost in the post. If you would like the item fully insured, please select upgraded shipping at checkout.