40s Vintage Rayon Print Swing Dress L Draped Brown Yellow Green

These rayon dresses are getting scarcer all the time, especially in not-black! The cap-sleeved bodice has a softly draped bateau neckline achieved with a rays of darting at the shoulders. The front waistline dips into a deep vee left of center - the skirt is gathered a bit near the bottom half of the vee. A narrow self-fabric sash is sewn onto the natural-level waist in back to wrap and tie in front. There are No tags. It's possible that this was custom sewn at an excellent skill level.


Inches Centimeters
Bust 42" 106.5
Waist 32" 81.25
Hips 44" 112
Sweep 65" 82.5
Length from shoulder 46" 117


Cool rayon, the kind that steams and drapes beautifully. Large scale floral print in two shades of yellow/gold with cream and forest green against a warm brown background.



Metal sideseam zipper and a shorter metal zipper at the back of the neck.



It looks like the hem was let down at some point - there is currently zero hem allowance and I see subtle wear lines about 2.5" from the bottom of the skirt.

I have repaired a small hole at the left waist just behind the zipper where the attached sash wore at the underneath fabric. The hole was linear, a little more than 1/2" long. The closeups show the area before repair, and then after repair front and back. I used a small iron-on patch to stabilize the area and provide support to re-attach the last section of the sash.

The dress doesn't have shoulder pads and I think it should. Most of the photos were taken with a pair of modern shoulder pads set in place - the last photo shows the dress without them. Since you may prefer the padless look, the dress will come as-is so you can choose.

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