1940s Floral Chainstitch Embroidered Navy Blue Rayon Cocktail Dress | large/x-large
D E T A I L S
• 1940s dress
• hourglass shape
• navy blue rayon
• gorgeously vibrant floral bouquet chainstitch embroidery, decorated w/ 3D velvet petals + glass seed beads
• pleated keyhole neckline w/ hook + eye closure
• short sleeves
• fitted waist w/ light gathers in back
• slim skirt
• no closures; pull-over fit
• unlined + very slightly sheer; a slip is recommended
• label: no tag present
A NOTE ON FIT: The dress can accommodate up to about a 40" bust as this is a pullover-style dress with no closures. If a side zipper were to be added, it could fit up to the bust measurements provided in the "measurements" section below. There were side panels added later - see the "condition" section for full details.
M E A S U R E M E N T S
fits like a: large | x-large
bust: 43-45" (roughly fits up to a 40" bust as there are no closures, but can accommodate
bodice length: 17"
sleeve length: 11"
C O N D I T I O N
Very good vintage condition. Ready to wear! The tiniest bit of iron sheen on center front of waist, which isn't noticeable when worn. A handful of super small holes have been mended and are only found upon close inspection. A very narrow strip of very minor color fade down each sleeve, and a small area of very minor color fade on left side of skirt. Two tiny areas with a little bit of white specks, which don't appear to be able to be washed out. There appear to have been fabric panels added to each skirt side seam and the left bodice side seam; they are in the exact same fabric and are not noticeable unless very closely inspected; if you wanted this to fit a smaller size, you could have the panels removed to fit a waist of about 3-4" smaller and/or have a left side zipper installed (this dress likely had a metal side zipper originally, but was let out to fit a larger size or be more spacious/roomy in particular areas). Overall, this dress presents absolutely beautifully and is so special - everyone will be too distracted by that stunningly vibrant and detailed embroidery!