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Fabulous vintage 1940s 40s dress.

✧ custom made -- one of a kind!
✧ kelly green silk-feel rayon with a white + black umbrellas novelty print
✧ classic cheongsam Asian inspired shape
✧ black contrast piping
✧ high slits at sides of the skirt
✧ fastens up the side with a covered metal zipper + at the front with snaps

What an incredibly charming dress this is! The print is so darling, and is quite an unexpected contrast to the traditional chongsam style; I just adore it! It would be phenomenal paired with some towering black heels and a sleek ballerina bun or a head full of retro curls. This dress would be perfect to wear to a birthday fete, to a fancy cocktail party, for missions of conquest and the ultimate seduction, or for any other especially special event at which you wish to look sultry and playful all at once. A deeply lovely dress in the most wonderful novelty print!

This beautiful dress was custom made over 60 years ago and is in phenomenal condition -- it is truly a treasure and one of a kind! There is not another one like it in all the world!!

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please note: the green may vary just slightly from what you may see on your monitor; the dress is a true lovely kelly green in person.

♥ details + measurements

Best fits: xxs, xs
Label: none; custom made
Fabric: rayon
Shoulders: 13 ½ - 14 in.
Sleeves: 4 ½ in.
Bust: 32 in.
Waist: 27 in. (was likely approximately 23 in. before the darts were let out)
Hips: 34 in.
Total length: 42 in.

Wonderful vintage condition with no stains, tears, or visible mends. There were four darts around the waist that someone had let out, and the pinpricks where the stitches were are visible -- if you wanted the dress smaller and had the darts put back in, these issues would not be at all visible, but as they are they really do not detract from how fabulous this dress is. There are also a few tiny pinholes on the back. The snaps don't quite line up perfectly where they meet at the right under arm, so there is a little pucker there, but it is mild. This dress has been priced with both its flaws and its virtues in mind. :)

♥ shipping + insurance

United States $12.00 Priority
Canada $27.00 Priority
Everywhere Else $42.00 Priority

Insurance is included in all shipping charges.

Dear International Friends: due to the value of this garment, the only available shipping option is Priority, as this is the only shipping method that allows for foreign tracking. Please convo for combined Priority shipping quotes.

vintage 1940s dress / 1940s cheongsam / Green Umbrella Novelty Print Dress


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Material: rayon
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 592 reviews
  • Favorited by: 82 people