Sweet Disorder Vintage

1940s Orchid Purple Day Dress


Vintage 1940s day dress is a wonderful shade of orchid purple. Sweet silhouette iconic of the era. The neckline has a faux wrap effect and finishes in a dramatic bow. Darted bust and waist. Asymmetrical swag wraps the hips and finishes in the tie back waist. The skirt has gored panels on the high side of the swag for lots of volume and movement. A perfect dress for dancing. Hidden side buttons placket. Fair condition, as you can see the dye has oxidized especially at the shoulders and underarms. There are a few small mended holes, 1 cm size~ one on the back of the skirt, the others at the underarms and on one sleeve. The dress is sturdy and wearable, the only issue is cosmetic~ the dye change. Clean and ready to wear. Photos don't do her justice, she's even prettier in person.

Flat Measurements~Shoulders 14" Chest 18" Waist 14" can be tied smaller Hip 19" Length 42" Armscye 9". Shown on a US size 4 mannequin.

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Signature is required at delivery for all orders that exceed $500.

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Sweet Disorder Vintage is not liable for lost or stolen packages.


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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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