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 accomodates the 4" wide short sash that crisscrosses within the loop to form a soft bow, anchored with a single snap. 
 
SIZE:

No size label 

Measurements

Inches Centimeters
Bust 38.5" 97.75
Waist 28" 71
Hips 41" 104
Bodice length from shoulder seam 16" 40.5
Skirt length 27.5" 70
Sweep 49" 124.5
FABRIC/COLORS:

Thick medium weight black silk, with a matte satin finish on the "right" side and a faille weave on the back.

 

TAGS:

No tags seen - this may have been custom sewn, at a very good skill level.

 

CLOSURES:

A small Talon metal sideseam zipper and a pair of hooks & eyes at the back of the neck.

 

CONDITION:

No stains, holes, tears or other issues noted.

$ 90.00