Sweet Disorder Vintage

1940s Rainbow Stripe Halter Maxi Dress

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Divine 1940s rainbow striped maxi dress. Fab Old Hollywood styling with a ruched bust, fitted waist and tiered skirt. The halter neck ties in the back in a dramatic bow. I love the classic seaming around the bust it is so flattering and iconic of the era. It makes the dress fit perfectly at the bust so that it doesn't hang heavily from the halter neck. The print is glorious primary shades and the wavy lines are so Deco. It even hints at nautical style. The skirt has wonderful volume and moves like a dream. Best of all the fabric is lightweight cotton with a subtle texture so the dress is easy to wear. All of the glamour with none of the suffering. Deco divine!

Flat Measurements

Chest 18" armpit to armpit. Each 'cup' measures 7" across and 8" high. You could remove the inner lining to gain an extra inch in width in the each cup.

Waist 14"

Hip free

Length 55" excluding halter ties Length top of bodice to waist 15"

Label: None present

Material: Cotton

This 1940s maxi dress is in very good condition with no flaws. Metal side zip works perfectly. Freshly hand washed, steamed and ready to wear. This Deco darling is over 80 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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