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This is such a lucky find! Ultra-rare 40's plus size novelty dress. Rayon fabric with novelty print of an Arabian theme. Green grass looking background with Arabian horses, flying carpets, princes and princesses. This is amazing. Wide rounded neckline with a Peter Pan collar that is trimmed in burgundy piping. Cap sleeves. Side metal zipper. Wide front pockets that are trimmed in piping also.

Model is 5' 5" and wears a size 5. Dress has been cinched in the waist and fabric pulled to the back with a belt to give the appearance of a proper fit.

Condition: Very good condition. The only flaw I see is that I had to repair a 2 in. horizontal tear on the side by the bust dart. Only noticeable upon close inspection.

Brand: no tag, possibly handmade, but very nicely done.

Fabric: no tag, feels like rayon

Measurements: Taken flat, then doubled when necessary.
Size: no tag, but measures to be a 3X
Bust: 49 in.
Waist: 48 in.
Hips: 56 in.
Length: 45 in.
Approximate shoulder width: 23 in., no shoulder seams

40s Novelty Dress Plus Size 3X Arabian Nights Magic Carpet Green Equestrian Swing 1940s Short Sleeve


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Material: rayon
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 704 reviews
  • Favorited by: 42 people