1940s Silk Tassle & Cord Swing Dress

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Amazing, labeled black dress made from a light weight silk that is heavier then a scarf but not quite as heavy as a silk faille. This gives the dress drape but a bit of structure as well. Ir is very new look in cut with elbow length sleeves, a nipped in waist and a skirt that can be worn as shown or with a light crinoline under it for a fuller more dramatic feel. It is unusual in its remarkable detailing! The entire skirt has little embroidered details from which with fringe dangle. This is echoed at the V neck where a curving cord is hand applied and a silk tassels placed. Each sleeve has a little keyhole at its end and a bow with two more tassels. This gives the piece so much movement and interest! The original belt is stitched to the small of the back and adds extra definition for that perfect 40s hourglass! In excellent condition.

Shoulders: 14"
Sleeves: 15"
Bust: approx 18” flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12” flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 16" from neck to waist
Skirt: 30" from waist to hem

Unlined and closes with a back unpainted metal zipper. The belt is attached at the small of the back and is original to the dress. Hand finishes and label high along the seams of the skirt. The skirt is actually quite full and you could potentially wear a light crinoline under it for more volume.

Modern Sizing equivalent: XS-SML (2-6)

Details

  • Marked Size
    XS-SML (2-6)
  • Dealer Location
    Toronto, Canada
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    AU1209301281241
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