1940s Confetti Mesh Evening Dress
This is a simply stunning late 1940s evening dress in a lilac-y blue Rayon, with a taffeta lining and a confetti net overlay.
There is a dip dye-ombre effect on the under layer which gives a real depth to the dress. She has short sleeves with housewife turn up point cuff detail, a V neckline, self-covered metal shank buttons with fabric loop fastenings to the front, and a single original metal hook & eye fastening to the inside of the waistband. The back collar detail has a pleated mandarin effect and is exquisitely couture.
Exellent condition, no notable flaws.
Measurements and details
All vintage clothing is measured with the garment flat and measurements doubled for width. Please compare these measurements to a garment that fits you well as often there is very little or no give in vintage fabrics.
Bust: 36 inches
Waist: 26 inches
Hips: 40 inches
Length from shoulder: 46 inches
Overlay has 1.5 inch hem for alteration but no useable hem on under layer or side seam allowances.
Our model Miss Molly normally wears VV size Zelda (one size smaller than this dress) and is 5'5"