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 


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

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.

$ 90.00