Sweet Disorder Vintage

1940s Raspberry Pleated Midi Dress

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Knockout 1940s raspberry crepe midi dress. Strong shoulders, pleated bust, fitted waist and fabulous pleated skirt. Classic dagger collar and tapered sleeves add to the drama. The wide shoulders and slim hip are so flattering and iconic of the era. The box pleating of the skirt keeps things slim, but there is lots of fab fabric in the pleats creating gorgeous drama when you move. Hidden side zipper and little covered buttons at the wrists. Tie back waist for your perfect fit. So vibrant and flattering! The pleating adds so much depth and texture to the lush color. A true knockout.

Flat Measurements

Shoulders 16"

Chest 18"

Waist 15" can be tied smaller

Hip 21"+

Length 44" Length shoulder to waist 16"

Armscye 11"

Best fit size M

Label: None present

Material: Rayon crepe

This 1940s raspberry crepe dress is in very good condition. There is minor fade on the shoulder line (see photo). It appears the dress was altered at some point and the waistband is subtly asymmetrical where it joins the bodice (see photo). It is subtle and not noticeable when worn but I mention it for full disclosure. Presents flawlessly. Clean fresh and ready to wear. This 1940s midi dress is over 70 years old and a vibrant knockout.

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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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