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1940s Day Sheath Wiggle Dress with Dolman Sleeves by De De Johnson, California, Bust 36.


Interesting cut! Hidden Zipper and hook in front- fabric joins in center with hooks, and creates robe effect for a clean line.

Striped Fabric- the design is interesting, the way it wraps around neck and down bustline (see photographs).

Slight flare and pleating on front of skirt.

Lightly padded shoulders typical of this era.

Dolman/Batwing sleeves are not extravagant or very full.

Quarter Sleeves.

Back Neckline comes to an interesting point- hinting at the robe wrap effect.

Double pleats on front of skirt.


Light-medium/lightweight fabric is very unique. Appears to be a cotton blend. Has twill appearance.

Color is Brown/taupe with a slight burgandy undertone. Unique.

Bodice is cut on bias. Vertical stripes on skirt.

Shoulder pads-slight.

Hem tape, Pinked Seams- well made garment.

Skirt is partially lined (in back) with what appears to be a rust-colored Rayon material.

Seams of skirt are about an inch combined.
Less than an inch on bodice.

Front, Hidden metal zipper closure; hidden snap at waistline, hidden hook at bustline.

Double pleats on front of skirt; Darts and small single pleats on back/bodice.


This dress is in lovely condition with minor wear. It may have light wear to fabric, but color is even and very sharp.
Seams intact. No holes or stains detected. Beautiful Dress!


Measurements given are of garment, and should be compared to a garment that fits you well and comfortably. These are not your measurements. Remember to add room for movement.
All measurements are taken with garment lying on a flat surface and multiplied by 2 when appropriate.

BUST: 36
HIPS: 38

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SALE 1940s Day Dress by De De Johnson, California. Kimono Robe Style Dress with Dolman Sleeves. Sheath Wiggle Dress. Stripes Bust 36


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
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