1940s Bead & Pearl Trimmed Swing Dress

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Absolutely gorgeous 1940s dress with superb detailing! Made of an unusual salmon pink hued silk crepe with crisp lines that are very flattering. The skirt is classic swing with a long lean cut and slight flare as it nears the hem. The waist nips in and a jaunty pearl and sequin encrusted pocket sits on one hip. I love the scooped neckline with its rounded silk satin collar. That same silk satin adorns each cuff and the pocket for a chic finish. The pearls and sequin detailing that sits under the collar is fantastic! Lovely lines, well made and a stunning details - all add up to really wonderful example of how fabulous dresses were from this era! It is a beautiful, classic dress, that is wonderfully made and in excellent condition.

Shoulders: no defined seams
Bust: 18” flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12.5” flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19.5” flat across from side seam to side seam of the lining
Bodice: 16" from shoulder to waist
Skirt: 28" from waist to hem

Unlined and closes with a side painted metal zipper. There is a sequin missing on the very top of the design on the shoulder but it is not readily apparent nor does it detract. The color is more of a pink then shown - the light parts pf the close-up of the label is closest to the true color. Also the pearls are not yellowed - it is a trick of the lighting.

Modern Sizing equivalent: XS-SML (4-6)
Marked Size
XS-SML (4-6)
Dealer Location
Toronto, Canada
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About The Seller
Shrimpton Couture
Toronto ON M5V 2M9
(647) 559-2223
1stdibs Dealer since 2010 Located in Toronto, ON