Sweet Disorder Vintage

1940s Vibrant Color Blocked Midi Dress

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Stunning 1940s color blocked rayon dress. Fabulous peaked shoulders, criss-cross neckline and gored skirt. I adore the vibrant color blocking in mauve, fuscia and hyacinth purple. It emphasizes the strong shoulders and slim silhouette so iconic of the era. The triangles of the color blocked belt echo the bell sleeves and balance the wide shoulders. So subtle and pleasing to the eye. The neckline closes with a covered button and hidden snap. Purple metal zipper in the back of the dress. Utter perfection! The colors are even more beautiful in person.

Flat Measurements

Shoulders 13"

Chest 18"

Waist 14" can be belted smaller

Hip 20"

Length 42" Length shoulder to waist 15"

Armscye 10"

Best fit sizes XS-M. Shown on a size XS mannequin with no pinning. Gentle stretch to the crepe fabric.

Label: None present, appears commercially made.

Material: Rayon crepe

This 1940s color blocked dress is in very good condition. There are no rips, staining or damage. Subtle dye change on one sleeve and side of the skirt. It is more noticeable in the closeup photos than in person, I upped the contrast to show you clearly. A minor mark near the button, and a little dye change near the waist on the mauve part of the front of the dress, it was difficult to photograph as it is subtle. See photos for details. Otherwise only gentle age appropriate wear. The zipper functions perfectly. Clean, fresh and ready to wear. This beauty is over 70 years old and a rare gem.

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size xs small medium large xl
bust 32-34 34-36 36-38 38-40 40-42
waist 22-24 24-26 26-28 28-30 30-32
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.

If you are uncertain about fit you can measure a similar garment you own that fits you well and compare the measurements with the product. You can use the image below as a guide.


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