40s Cocktail Dress Vintage 1940s LBD Draped Black Silk M
A quietly gorgeous vintage Little Black Dress, probably dating to the early 1940s. The bodice is fitted with diagonal darting - it has cap sleeves and a simplified sweetheart neckline. The skirt silhouette is gently a-line with pleated draping at the left hip that cascades in a narrowing ruffle down to the hem. A self fabric loop at the top of the ruffle accommodates the 4" wide short sash that crisscrosses within the loop to form a soft bow, anchored with a single snap.
No size label
|Bodice length from shoulder seam||16"||40.5|
Thick medium weight black silk, with a matte satin finish on the "right" side and a faille weave on the back.
No tags seen - this may have been custom sewn, at a very good skill level.
A small Talon metal sideseam zipper and a pair of hooks & eyes at the back of the neck.
No stains, holes, tears or other issues noted.