30s 40s Vintage Long Formal Prom Dress Pink Tiered Details S

This vintage late 1930s to early 1940s party frock is a sweetheart of a dress! Wide vee shaped waist, gathered bodice with sweetheart neckline, short puffed sleeves ruched for extra drama. The bodice and the full two-tiered skirt are accented by decorative bands consisting of shirring, welting and contrast color zigzag stitching – sounds like a lot, but works beautifully, see close-up.

 

Size:

No size label

Measurements

Inches Centimeters
Bust 39" 99
Shoulders 12.75" 32.5
Waist 27" 68.5
Hips Free Free
Dress length from shoulder seam 51" 129.5
Sweep 120" 304
Fabric/Colors:

Medium weight rayon faille, it makes that great swooshing sound associated with taffeta. Color is light coral pink.

 
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Closures:

Sideseam metal zipper.

 
Condition:

A few small flaws. Slight discoloration under the arms and a tiny wear flaw under the right – see close-up. I see a 1" long gray line-type mark on the back of the left sleeve. A former owner had the skirt hemmed up at some point – there is a light crease 8.5" above the skirt bottom.

$ 100.00