1940s Pleated Black Dress with Peplum Waist | M
late 1940s vintage
approx. size medium with room
bodice length to natural waist: 17"
skirt length: 30"
lovely construction in a light weight matte rayon with cream faille accents at collar and sleeve cuffs. the bodice with shoulder pads and peplum waist over a knife pleated skirt.
closure: fabric covered buttons on the bodice, hidden snaps and hooks close the front skirt waist/peplum. belt loops, missing original belt.
condition: excellent. freshly dry cleaned and presents beautifully. a little wear to buttons, light reddish mark on cream edging of right sleeve cuff did not lift in dry cleaning. it is located in an inconspicuous spot near the underarm. same for some light discoloration on inner collar. I have not attempted to further treat. Dot of fabric paint used to mask a stain on the tip of the faille lining of button placket. Very very subtle, but in the spirit of full disclosure.