1940s Cocktail Dress by Don-Ell Fashion


Availability: In stock

SKU: 2020.171 Category: Tags: , , , , , ,

This striking black rayon dress is ready for cocktail hour at the jazz club. Made from the slinkiest mid-weight rayon crepe it is lightweight and unlined but not sheer and could easily be layered for cooler evenings. A high square neckline paired with drop shoulder sleeves and a straight skirt give the classic 1940s silhouette. Your waist is defined by a straight seam with a pleated dart at the hip, which is mirrored at the neck, giving the overall dress an elegant asymmetric drape. Side zipper. Topped off with a classy padded yellow hibiscus applique.

Fits like modern size S

Model Georgia is a size Small (S) with 92cm chest, 76cm waist, 97cm hip

Measurements (lying flat):

Shoulder to shoulder ~44cm

Underarm to underarm 41cm

Waist 36cm

Hips 46cm

Shoulder to hem 107cm

Label: Made by Don-Ell Fashion New York

Provenance: Sourced from USA

Condition: Excellent-Very Good- one small pinhead-size hole on back top, a few small marks across fabric, wear and two small repairs to back of right shoulder, and two  repairs and some subtle fabric wear on lower back skirt