Sweet Disorder Vintage

1940s Purple & Black Novelty Print Dress


Sweet but seductive 1940s day dress. Simple silhouette lets the seductive print take center stage. Little black velvet bows accent the bodice. The print draws you in and you can't help but get lost in its spirals of purple, black and cream. The bodice has little tucks at the center placket for shaping, and a keyhole neckline with a hidden hook & eye for ease. These details get lost in the print in the photos, but in person they give the dress a subtle sophistication and beautiful shape. The photos scarcely do this dress justice, she's even better in person. Easy rayon crepe fabric. This little beauty is so charming and seductive, perfect for a not so innocent ingenue. Would look great with a pretty little collar.

Flat Measurements

Shoulders 14" seam to seam

Chest 17-18"

Waist 14"

Hip 26"

Length 37" Length shoulder to waist 15"

Armscye 8" Cuff of sleeve 12" max circumference at the bicep

Best fits size Xs-S as the shoulders and sleeves are small.

Label: None present

Material: Rayon

This 1940s dress is in good condition. There are a few small mends hidden in the print. The side zipper is a modern nylon replacement, but it is a professional alteration and works perfectly. Presents flawlessly. Clean fresh & ready to wear.

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International orders $500 and up are shipped via DHL only.

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 Expedited Shipping is available at checkout and rates are determined by weight.

Signature confirmation is added for all orders $500 and up.

Sweet Disorder Vintage is not responsible for delays due to shipping carriers or customs.
Sweet Disorder Vintage is not liable for lost or stolen packages.


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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