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40s Black Rayon Velvet Dress with Cream Lace Trim S

40s Black Rayon Velvet Dress with Cream Lace Trim S

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Hem length: Knee
  • Sleeve length: 3/4 sleeve
  • Materials: rayon velvet, cotton lace
  • Favorited by: 7 people
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From Spokane, WA
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Description

Dating from sometime in the first half of the 1940s by my estimate, this sweet dress is made of fluid black rayon velvet, unlined. The trim is cotton lace in cream. Covered buttons march all the way from the neck to the hem. There are shoulder pads and 3/4-length sleeves. The waist has vertical darts but it does not have a horizontal seam, but there is shirring at the hip on both sides of the front. The dress appears commercially made, but has no label.

Condition: Good to very good by my estimate, with no big issues. All those buttons are still in place, thank goodness! I've mended short stretches along the seams at the back of both armholes. The velvet's nap is somewhat flattened under the arms. I didn't have the dress dry cleaned, and there is a tiny bit of surface-y dirt on the lace at one shoulder.

Size: Small, about a US size 4 to 6 by my estimate.

Bust-35"
Waist-27"
Hip-40"
Back of neck to waist-approx. 15.5" (there is no waist seam)
Back of neck to hem-40.5"

Please note: I measure the dimension of the item itself, and you will need to consider what size you would want the item to be to fit well on you.

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Dating from sometime in the first half of the 1940s by my estimate, this sweet dress is made of fluid black rayon velvet, unlined. The trim is cotton lace in cream. Covered buttons march all the way from the neck to the hem. There are shoulder pads and 3/4-length sleeves. The waist has vertical darts but it does not have a horizontal seam, but there is shirring at the hip on both sides of the front. The dress appears commercially made, but has no label.

Condition: Good to very good by my estimate, with no big issues. All those buttons are still in place, thank goodness! I've mended short stretches along the seams at the back of both armholes. The velvet's nap is somewhat flattened under the arms. I didn't have the dress dry cleaned, and there is a tiny bit of surface-y dirt on the lace at one shoulder.

Size: Small, about a US size 4 to 6 by my estimate.

Bust-35"
Waist-27"
Hip-40"
Back of neck to waist-approx. 15.5" (there is no waist seam)
Back of neck to hem-40.5"

Please note: I measure the dimension of the item itself, and you will need to consider what size you would want the item to be to fit well on you.

❤️ 10% of all denisebrain sales go toward saving endangered manatees through the Save the Manatee Club—Thank you for helping me help this great cause!

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1. You may use your credit card or PayPal account to purchase from my Etsy shop and U.S. buyers may also pay via money order. If sending a money order, please make arrangements for me to receive your payment within one week. If that isn't possible for you, just let me know the situation...I'm flexible but I do like to have some sort of estimate.

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2. Yes I do layaway! The standard for me is 20% down, then half of the remainder 2 weeks later, the rest 2 weeks after that. I am flexible (just ask me!), but that is a starting place with which most people seem happy.

3. I am willing to mark an item as reserved to hold it for you as long as it is not within the first 3 days of listing.

4. Before you request a discount please consider: I will never compete with the deep discounts found at big retailers, but I will be here with the best authentic vintage fashion I can find at the best price I can offer it. I do my utmost to give you something better than a discount.

5. No taxes. I pay Washington State taxes myself.

Returns & exchanges

I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Returns and exchange details

I honestly and conscientiously describe what I sell, but if I make a more-than-tiny mistake, please do let me know. I would never want a buyer to accept something quite off from what was expected.

With vintage clothing there are so many variables that I don't feel I can write a blanket return policy. I will handle any issue that comes up on a case-by-case basis and in a very timely manner.

Shipping policies

1. I am happy to ship anywhere in the world. I use calculated shipping so you should get an accurate postage quote for the type of shipping you choose and your location.

2. How long before you ship?

I ship within 48 hours of your purchase if you choose standard shipping, or within 24 hours if you select Express Mail shipping.

3. What shipping methods do you use for U.S.-bound packages? 

I use USPS, your choice of First-Class Mail (when the weight of the item allows), Priority Mail, and Priority Mail Express for U.S. packages. 

4. How would you compare these domestic shipping methods?

• First-Class Mail is the most economical service for items under 1 lb. Delivery time is 1-3 days. Tracking and insurance are not included. 

• Priority Mail can be used for any size and weight item. Delivery time is 1-3 days and includes tracking and insurance. The price depends upon the weight, size, and destination.

• Priority Mail Express is delivered 7 days a week and guaranteed overnight to most locations. It includes tracking and insurance. 

5. Do you ship to PO Boxes? Absolutely!

6. Do you ship internationally?

Yes! I use USPS First-Class Package International Service, Priority Mail International, and Priority Mail Express International. 

7. How would you compare these international shipping methods?

• First-Class Mail International is the most economical and popular method for shipping internationally. It can be used for packages up to 4 pounds, up to $400 value, and up to a package size of maximum combined length, height, and width of 36 inches (42 inches for rolls/tubes). Only a few packages will not qualify for this service (i.e. heavy coats, larger shipments, standard-length umbrellas, more expensive items). Although not guaranteed, the average time in transit ranges from 7 to 14 business days.

• Priority Mail International may be used for any package up to 70 pounds. Although not guaranteed, the average time in transit ranges from 6 to 10 business days. Insurance may be available.

• Priority Mail Express International may be used for any package up to 70 pounds and includes tracking and insurance. The transit time is 3-5 days guaranteed to select destinations (a partial list includes the UK, Australia, France, Germany, Canada, Spain, Israel, Japan, Switzerland, Sweden...ask me for more).

8. Who pays for duty, customs, VAT and other fees on International shipments?
These fees are the responsibility of the package’s recipient. I can’t give you specific information on the charges that may be levied on your parcel but I can recommend calling your local customs office for more information regarding your country’s policies and fees. 

9. Do you charge a handling fee? No, just the cost of postage.
1. I am happy to ship anywhere in the world. I use calculated shipping so you should get an accurate postage quote for the type of shipping you choose and your location.

2. How long before you ship?

I ship within 48 hours of your purchase if you choose standard shipping, or within 24 hours if you select Express Mail shipping.

3. What shipping methods do you use for U.S.-bound packages? 

I use USPS, your choice of First-Class Mail (when the weight of the item allows), Priority Mail, and Priority Mail Express for U.S. packages. 

4. How would you compare these domestic shipping methods?

• First-Class Mail is the most economical service for items under 1 lb. Delivery time is 1-3 days. Tracking and insurance are not included. 

• Priority Mail can be used for any size and weight item. Delivery time is 1-3 days and includes tracking and insurance. The price depends upon the weight, size, and destination.

• Priority Mail Express is delivered 7 days a week and guaranteed overnight to most locations. It includes tracking and insurance. 

5. Do you ship to PO Boxes? Absolutely!

6. Do you ship internationally?

Yes! I use USPS First-Class Package International Service, Priority Mail International, and Priority Mail Express International. 

7. How would you compare these international shipping methods?

• First-Class Mail International is the most economical and popular method for shipping internationally. It can be used for packages up to 4 pounds, up to $400 value, and up to a package size of maximum combined length, height, and width of 36 inches (42 inches for rolls/tubes). Only a few packages will not qualify for this service (i.e. heavy coats, larger shipments, standard-length umbrellas, more expensive items). Although not guaranteed, the average time in transit ranges from 7 to 14 business days.

• Priority Mail International may be used for any package up to 70 pounds. Although not guaranteed, the average time in transit ranges from 6 to 10 business days. Insurance may be available.

• Priority Mail Express International may be used for any package up to 70 pounds and includes tracking and insurance. The transit time is 3-5 days guaranteed to select destinations (a partial list includes the UK, Australia, France, Germany, Canada, Spain, Israel, Japan, Switzerland, Sweden...ask me for more).

8. Who pays for duty, customs, VAT and other fees on International shipments?
These fees are the responsibility of the package’s recipient. I can’t give you specific information on the charges that may be levied on your parcel but I can recommend calling your local customs office for more information regarding your country’s policies and fees. 

9. Do you charge a handling fee? No, just the cost of postage.

Additional policies

1. Is my information safe?

I will only use your shipping and billing address, and contact information to communicate with you about your order, to fulfill your order or for legal reasons (like paying taxes). Your information is absolutely safe with me.

2. How do I determine what size I need?

I always give the measurements of the item itself, as well as an estimate of the U.S. size when I feel I can make a good estimate. Top tip: Check the measurements of the vintage garment you're interested in against something that fits you well and is of as similar a design as possible. For more info, have a look at this blog post, and ask me any further questions you might have: http://denisebrain.blogspot.com/2011/10/womens-vintage-clothing-determining.html

3. If your name is Maggie, why is your business called denisebrain? :)

For the answer to this FAQ, I'll send you to my most recent blog post on the subject: http://denisebrain.blogspot.com/2016/07/why-am-i-called-denisebrain.html

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