Sweet Disorder Vintage

1940s Tambour Lace & Navy Dress

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Stunning 1940s midi dress. Sleek navy blue trimmed in glorious tambour lace and lace appliqués. Iconic 40s silhouette with peaked shoulders, fitted waist and paneled skirt for lots of swirl at the hem. Shirred tambour lace inset on the bodice framed by intricate floral appliqués. The appliqués frame the body with a flattering curve from the shoulder to the hip. The fabric is a really fine jersey with a smooth hand and lovely drape. I adore the delicate beauty of the lace, it harkens to the romance of the Belle Epoque era. The strong silhouette and classic navy blue are so iconic of the 1940s. A gorgeous combination of strong and soft.

Flat Measurements

Shoulders 14"

Chest 19"

Waist 14.5"

Hip 21"

Length 44" Length shoulder to waist 15"

Armscye 10"

Gentle stretch to the fabric, up to 1/2" available. Best fit size M. Shown with the waist pinned on a size XS mannequin.

Label: None present

Material: Rayon, lace

This 1940s midi dress is in very good condition. Only the most minor signs of wear, including a tiny pinhole at one underarm and a tiny mend hidden in the lace. Presents flawlessly. Hidden side snap placket for ease. Clean fresh & ready to wear. This stunning dress is over 70 years old and a true beauty.

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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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