1940s Diamante Soutache Dress By Leslie Grey


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Here is a beautiful mid-late 1940s vintage dress that is classy enough to be worn in the office and to dinner and drinks after. Details include a pleat at each shoulder, deep ‘V’ neckline, fitted waist and straight skirt giving that slightly boxy Forties silhouette. A metal side zipper and front buttons down to the waist make this one easy to slip on. The sleeves are ¾ length which end at a slight taper with nice detailing of three gathered pleats at inner wrist. Fabric is black rayon with a slight sheen that is quietly glamorous and has a light-medium weight silky feel that will be lovely to wear. Special features are the soutache patterns accented with diamantes set in metal clasps on the collar and outer pockets, and of course the pockets are fully functional! (although not especially deep). We think this dress has probably been taken up as it is proportionally quite short and has c. 6cm/2 inches that could be let down.

Fits like modern size L – XL

Measurements (lying flat):

Shoulder to shoulder 51cm

Underarm to underarm 63cm

Waist 50cm

Hips 57cm

Shoulder to hem 89cm

Sleeve length 45.5cm

Arms eye 27cm

Label: Leslie Grey REG. U.S. PAT. OFF.

Provenance: Sourced from Australia

Condition: Excellent- All diamantes and soutache are attached but show a little bit of wear which is only visible up close. There are a few subtle marks either from an iron or staining which did not come out in was, mainly on left hand cuff and a little at the V in the neck opening.