Sweet Disorder Vintage

1940s Purple Peaked Shoulder Gown


Size: Small

Condition: Good

1940s gown in royal purple rayon crepe. Fabulous peaked shoulders, keyhole neckline and wide skirt. The sleeves are beautifully designed to accentuate the peaked shoulders. The gold belt and frog closure appear to be later additions but add a lovely bit of glam. You could remove them if you like. The silhouette of the dress is a knockout on its own. As often happens with purple dyes from the 1940s, it has oxidized and turned pink in some places. She's still a knockout and sure to make you feel like a 40s glamour queen. 

Flat Measurements

Shoulders 13"

Chest 19"

Waist 12.5"

Hip free

Length 53"

Label: None present

Material: Rayon crepe

This 1940s gown is in good condition with no damage staining or alterations. There is dye variation throughout, especially on the skirt. See photos. The gold braid accents appear to be a later addition. You could remove the frog closure at the neckline without damaging the dress if so desired. There's a keyhole opening and a hook & eye underneath. Freshly dry cleaned and ready to wear. 


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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.

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