Sweet Disorder Vintage

1940s Mustard Soutache Midi Dress With Flaws

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Divine 1940s midi dress in mustard yellow rayon crepe. Peaked shoulders, gorgeous soutache neckline and original matching belt. The bodice and waist are darted to make the wonderful silhouette. Original shoulder pads create the iconic shape of the sleeves. Talon zipper with bell-shaped pull in the back of the dress. This beauty is gorgeous and sturdy however there is wear & staining throughout. See photos & condition notes for all the details. She's not in perfect condition but she is *perfection* and still very wearable. 

Flat Measurements

Shoulders 14"

Chest 18"

Waist 13.5-14"

Hip 20"

Length 38" Length shoulder to waist 15"

Armscye 9"

Best fit size S-M. Shown with the waist pinned on a size XS mannequin. You could move the snaps on the belt to fit a size XS.

Label: None present

Material: Rayon crepe

This 1940s mustard midi dress is in fair condition. Structurally sound and wearable. There is staining throughout, at the underarms, on the skirt, sleeves and bodice. The dye has faded subtly along the shoulder line and a little on the skirt. There are two mends on one shoulder. Overall wear to the fabric and a little straining at a dart seam or two at the waist. The belt shows lots of age with cracking to the gold piping and the backing. The dress has been freshly hand washed, steamed and is ready to wear with lots of life in her still. Presents beautifully. Over 70 years old and truly stunning.

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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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