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Beautiful vintage 1940s 40s dress.

✧ by Vara Modes
✧ jet black rayon crepe
✧ attached ruffle + pannel woven through with metallic gold
✧ simple construction with expert draping
✧ fastens up the side + at the nape of the neck with two covered metal zippers

This dress is incredibly gorgeous, and incredibly understated. The art deco design is so sophisticated, and will drape over your body in the most luxurious way, and the skirt will swing loosely around your legs as you walk and dance. It will look marvelous trussed up with some gold accessories and a dab of your reddest rouge, and would be perfect to wear to a wedding, for a cocktail or dinner party, a romantic evening out, or for any other especially special event. A highly versatile, simple yet-so-very special dress.

This beautiful dress was made over 60 years ago and is in phenomenal condition -- it is truly a treasure and very rare!!

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♥ details + measurements

Best fits: l
Label: Vara Modes
Fabric: rayon crepe
Shoulders: free
Bust: 42 - 44 in.
Waist: 30 - 32 in.
Hips: free up to 44 in.
Sleeves: 9 ½ in.
Length of bodice: 17 ½ in.
Length of skirt: 29 ½ in.
Total length: 47 in.

Excellent vintage condition with no stains, tears, or visible mends. There are places on the ruffle where the metallic gold has thinned out, but it is not at all eye catching. The very slightest degree of iron shine. Absolutely gorgeous!

♥ shipping + insurance

United States $15.00 Priority
Canada $12.00 First Class | $30.00 Priority
Everywhere Else $18.00 First Class | $44.00 Priority

Insurance is included in all shipping charges.

Dear International Friends: the default shipping is set to First Class, but if you would prefer Priority at the rate listed above, simply convo us to let us know, and we will send you a Paypal invoice for the additional shipping charge.

vintage 1940s dress / 40s dress / Black and Gold Art Deco Ruffle Swing Dress


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Material: crepe
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 592 reviews
  • Favorited by: 36 people