Black crepe 1940s vintage dress embellished with gold soutache and beading
Demure vintage 1940s cocktail dress in black rayon crepe fabric with elegant gold soutache work and gold glass beads in a scrolling floral design dotted with faux pearl beads.
Seamed fitted waist with crepe belt which has a clip and chain fastening.
Cuffed cap sleeves, small collars and three faux pearl buttons to fasten down the centre bodice. Bust and waist darts. Metal 'Aero' zip to the side seam. Flared skirt with sunray panels widening as they fall from the waistband to the hemline.
best fit approx a modern UK 8
measures 44" long
max 39" hips
In very good vintage condition for its age. A couple of small repairs to the right armpit front and back (see close-up photos). On holding the dress up to the light, a couple of tiny repairs to the skirt and a few tiny (mendable) holes are visible, but not obvious and do not detract from this lovely classic 1940s frock.