Sweet Disorder Vintage
Rare 1940s Dancers Novelty Print Gown
Rare & wonderful 1940s novelty print dress. Charming border print of well-dressed couples on the dance floor. The print has been used to wonderful effect with a scalloped hem, and winged shoulders on the bodice using same scalloped edge. Juicy pastel shades and painterly rendering of the print so iconic of the era. The body of the dress is a whimsical bow and polka dot print. Fitted waist, sleeveless bodice under the winged shoulders, and wide full skirt to really show off the fabulous print. I've added a crinoline in the photos to show its full glory. Metal side zipper. Fabric is a lightweight taffeta, probably acetate. Dress is unlined. I adore this charming gown and the amazing painterly print that has inspired collections at several major design houses, including Miu Miu. Such a rare and delightful treasure.
Length 54" Length shoulder to waist 15"
Label: Made in Great Britain
Material: Taffeta, likely acetate
This 1940s gown is in very good condition. Only note is a few very minor marks near the zipper (see photo). They are not noticeable in the gorgeous print when the dress is worn. Side zipper works perfectly, No damage or staining. Clean fresh and ready to wear. This rare 1940s novelty print dress is over 70 years old and a truly stunning treasure. The colors are even juicier in person.
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