Sweet Disorder Vintage

1940s Wheat Motif Beaded Dress

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Breathtaking 1940s midi dress. Fab Deco color blocking in shades of mustard yellow and sienna brown. Delicate sheaves of wheat dance across the dress, worked in pearls and silver glass beads. High V neckline, fitted waist and fun asymmetrical peplum waist. The skirt is pleated at the little divet in the peplum for extra kick at the hem. Original fabric covered belt completes the perfection. Little covered buttons at the wrists. Metal side zip hidden in the left side seam and at the back of the neckline for ease. I adore the rich autumnal hues of this dress. The beadwork is so delicately rendered giving the dress a romantic feel. A special gem from the Deco era.

Flat Measurements

Shoulders 15"

Chest 20"

Waist 15.5"

Hip 21"

Length 44" Length shoulder to waist 17"

Armscye 12"

Gentle stretch available, belt is adjustable. Best fit size L. Shown with the waist pinned on a size XS mannequin.

Label: None present, appears commercially made

Material: Rayon crepe

This beaded 1940s midi dress is in very good condition. There is a little soiling to the belt buckle and a little discoloration on the covered buttons at the wrists. See photos. Otherwise only gentle age appropriate wear. The beading is intact with no damage or loss. Clean fresh & ready to wear. This 1940s dress is over 70 years old and a Deco treasure.

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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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