Sweet Disorder Vintage

1940s Novelty Print Dress


Vintage 1940s novelty print dress altered into a mini dress in the 1970s. Utterly fabulous print in black & white with pops of primary colors. Classic notched collar, ruffled button placket and pleats at the waist for shaping. Pretty round glass buttons catch the light, and the dress buttons all the way down the front in shirtwaist style. The shorter length makes the dress sassy and works perfectly with the horizontal print. Altering 40s dresses was popular in the 70s, especially in the UK where Biba and Ossie Clark drew inspiration from the 40s era. This is one of the better examples I've found as the seamstress really used the print to great effect~the dress feels modern and nostalgic at the same time. Flirty and fun!

Flat Measurements

Shoulders 15"

Chest 18"

Waist 14"

Hip 20"

Length 28" Length shoulder to waist 14"

Armscye 9"

Label: Georgiana Frocks

Material: Rayon crepe

Condition: Very good condition. Only note is some faint discoloration at the underarms (see photo). Presents beautifully. Freshly hand washed, steamed and ready to wear.


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hips 32-34 34-36 36-38 38-40 40-42


The flat measurements in the product description are the actual measurements of the garment when laid flat. Double the chest, waist and hip measurements for an idea of fit. Please remember to allow a little "space" in a garment beyond your body measurements for ease and a good fit.

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