Sweet Disorder Vintage

1940s Kimono Silk Maxi Dress


Stunning and special 1940s maxi dress made from hand-painted hand-embroidered kimono silk. Simple silhouette showcases the beauty of the designs with strong padded shoulders, fitted waist and floor length skirt.  Lush autumnal leaves drift across the bodice. The center of the skirt is a panel of gorgeous designs hand-painted in delicate shades of orange, brown and purple. Hand embroidery adds even more depth and richness. Purple flowers are edges in gold, little leaves are satin stitched pale yellow to add shine, there is so much beautiful delicate work. You have to see it in person to truly appreciate all of the details. It's a work of art. Metal hidden side zip for ease. This dress appears to be lovingly homemade by a highly skilled seamstress. A one of a kind treasure.

Flat Measurements

Chest 16-17"

Waist 14"

Hip free

Length 55" Length shoulder to waist 15"

Best fit size XS-S despite the measurements. Shown unpinned on a size XS mannequin and a great fit.

Label: None present

Material: Silk

This 1940s maxi dress is in very good condition. There are very subtle variations in the black dye that are intrinsic to the fabric and not a flaw. Only note is the tiniest bit of color bleed at the underarm on the cream side of the bodice (see last photo). Freshly dry cleaned and ready to wear. This beauty is over 70 years old and a one of a kind gem.


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All sales final, no returns or cancellations.

Because of the unique nature of vintage items, all items are final sale. If there is a problem with your order, please contact us via email.


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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