Femme fatale 40s dress styled with a high split neckline, lightly padded shoulders for shape and full length sleeves with tapered zipper hems, a svelte ¾ length ankle skirt with two small side slits and the most unique additional looping “fringe” over skirt! Calling Joan Crawford!
The dress closes with a hidden side metal zipper as well as a top nape metal zipper. Labeled “Martha Weathered”. According to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Brooklyn, “Martha Weathered was a high-end women's retailer on Chicago's Michigan Avenue”. Martha Weathered was a very exclusive shop one of the fine ladies' shops on Chicago's Magnificent Mile (Michigan Ave).
Dress Size: Best fit medium / size 8 when comparing to Victorias Secret sizing chart.
Measurements as follows:
Bust: 37” flat around; can pull to 39” max around.
Waist: 28" around
Hips: 38” flat around; can pull to 40” max around.
Length: Approx. 49”
From shoulder seam to waist, the measurement is approx. 18 ¼”.
Skirt portion alone measures approx. 31” from side.
Looped fringe over skirt measures approx. 28.5” at waist and closes with three eye/hooks at the back center. The skirt measures approximately 31” in length.
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1940s Dress, 40s Black Crepe Dress & Looped Fringe Over Skirt, Rare Martha Weathered Femme Fatale Vintage Dress, Size 8 Medium
- Vintage item from the 1940s
- Materials: rayon crepe, metal zipper, fringe rayon crepe looped over skirt, Martha Weathered boutique label
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- Ships worldwide from Wisconsin, United States