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Vintage 1940s Black Velvet Evening Dress or Hostess Gown



This vintage early 1940s black velvet gown by Kamore was originally designed to be a hostess gown or luxurious loungewear for the 40's woman who entertained in style. Though they aren't worn as hostess gowns anymore, we think these pieces make perfect evening dresses! This one is gathered in the front and closes with covered buttons and hooks and eyes. The dress has a zipper that starts at the waist and the hooks and eyes above the buttons can be secured or you can secure the top one only to create a keyhole illusion! We estimate this to be an approximate size 4, but encourage you to use the measurements as a guide. The waist is fitted but the bodice is somewhat loose fitting, as was the style for the era. BUST: 34-36" WAIST: 24" HIPS: Free LENGTH from top of shoulder to waist: 17" LENGTH from waist: 40" SHOULDERS: 16" SLEEVE: 18"


  • Brand
  • Dimensions
    Bust: 34 in. (86.36 cm)Waist: 24 in. (60.96 cm)
  • Style
    art deco (In the Style Of)
  • Place of Origin
    United States
  • Period
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Portland, OR
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 101081stDibs: LU22325441992

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  • Shipping
    $110 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 3-5 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Portland, OR
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 1 day of delivery.

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