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1940s authentic vintage lace on satin cream wedding dress / long sleeves / high collar / detachable train

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Authentic 1940s or early 1950s was on the original hanger in the original closet of its owner. Has gorgeous soft antique lace covering the bodice & sleeves are all lace. At the bottom of the actual dress and the train there is a wide matching lace trim. Width of lace measures 7 inches at its widest part, so it definitely will be seen.

Dress is definitely not white. It is more of a mix of cream & ivory (see last photo of train taken on a pure white background). Gown has a smooth shiny satin finish. Top portion (bodice) is overlaid with lace and beading. The sleeves are made of the same lace (& are see through) and are long with 6 fabric covered buttons at the cuff. They are somewhat puffy in the shoulders. Underneath the high collar in the front is a small triangle area of see through mesh lace.

There is no manufacturers tag on the inside of the dress, which would make sense given the era. There are sewn-in dress shields that say.....Kleinerts - made in USA. This is the only marking at all on the dress. I would believe that it was custom made.

In terms of fabric content, it is satin. I would guess that this satin is made of silk because of the lack of synthetics and blends at the time.

Train is 62 inches long but hooks onto the dress under the back bow. It is very very full & fans out. I would guess that about 2 feet would actually trail on the floor in the back.

bust: 32 inches
waist: 29 inches
hips 38 inches
sleeve length: 25 inches
total length: (shoulder to bottom hem) 58 inches

Would be great for a body shape that is small on the top & bigger on the bottom since the dress fans out. Was a little tight on the dress form in the bust area only, which is why it would not fully zip in the photo of the back of the dress. The quality of the lace on this gown is outstanding & there is a large quantity of it. The lace alone is probably worth the cost of the dress.

Photos were taken in bright light and in darker light, so the dress does change color depending on the lighting. In darker light, it takes on more of a champagne color, whereas in brighter light it appears more like a true cream.

Dress has the dry cleaning tag & original hanger which does date back to the 40s or 50s based on the address (here in Detroit area) and the really old style phone number. Belonged to the wife of the Potentate of the local Shriners group (he would have been the main leader or head of the group I discovered - and it was a very big deal back in that era). You could tell by the home of the owner that they did everything over the top - just like this dress. Often the Potentate's wife was looked up to & was always expected to look beautiful & grand!

Is is very good +++ condition. I am picky so thats why I am not saying excellent. There are 3 small smudges on near the bottom hem of the train ( maybe from people tripping on it). They are not very noticeable (somewhat faint) and could maybe be spot cleaned. Lace & beading are both in excellent condition. No missing beads whatsoever. Dress did have built in dress shields under the arms but those look like they would need to be removed or replaced. No tears or rips or holes anywhere.

Needs a slight bit of pressing on the bottom. I was hesitant to attempt to press without the advice of a professional.

Convo me (Etsy's version of e-mail) with questions. I have many more photos that I can provide for serious inquiries.

Thanks for looking/reading!

1940s authentic vintage lace on satin cream wedding dress / long sleeves / high collar / detachable train