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vintage late 1930s - early 1940s dress
black rayon crepe
gorgeous beading in bright orange and slate grey on the upper chest, including some beaded tassels & some white faux pearls
belted waist
padded shoulder
short center back zipper & side zipper

*click photos to zoom in for better detail
*garments are never pinned to dress form unless otherwise noted

label: herbert levy
materials: rayon
garment care: dry clean only
circa: 1930s - 1940s
vintage condition: there is some fading on the left sleeve, near the opening (see last photo), the rest of the dress is in excellent condition, including the fabulous beading, which appears to be completely intact with no missing beads. As always, price reflects condition.
(please be mindful that vintage items are pre-owned & pre-loved, small signs of wear are normal. any noticeable flaws will be mentioned, but very minor signs of wear are to be expected, even when not mentioned)

-measurements are taken while flat, and doubled where appropriate-keep in mind these are garment measurements; you should allow room for comfort; all measurements are shown in INCHES; for more information on how I size items, please refer to the sizing chart under my policies section, found here:

fits like: medium, modern size 8/10 but check measurements below for most accurate fit.

bust: 38
shoulders: 15
sleeves: 23
waist: 29
hips: 38
total length (shoulder to hem): 46

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1940s dress - 40s beaded dress - big band swing era dress - size medium - black & orange


  • Vintage item from the 1930s
  • Material: rayon
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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