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Vintage 1940's black top in smooth rayon with gold sequin cascading floral stem embellishment. Ultra-flattering silhouette with shoulder pads and vertical waist seams, both front and back for subtle contour and slight flair from waist to hem. Buttons up the back with all original buttons in place. Label ~ Arlene of Hollywood, Made in California. Long "A"-line skirt in black crepe. Smoothly working metal zipper. No label, unlined.

These pieces were acquired from an estate and apparently worn together though they are not a set. The fabric of the top and skirt are of the same color but slightly different fabrics only noticed upon close inspection. They look great together!


Bust =38"
Waist= just shy of 32"
Shoulder Span= 16.5"
Shoulder to Waist= 16"
Shoulder to Hem= 22"

Waist = 30"
Hips= 39" with a little "give" to fabric to 40"
Waist to Hem= 40.5"


Both pieces are in excellent condition. We found 2 tiny pinholes on the top where the previous owner may have worn a brooch. The gold sequins have some color loss giving them a gold/silver speckled appearance only noticed upon close inspection and not detracting at all. Skirt is in excellent condition with no issues at all. A lovely "set"!

*International buyers, please note~ shipping quote is for First Class Mail which has a longer transit time than Priority Mail. If you need your item quickly, please convo us for a quote on Priority or Express Mail.

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Vintage 40s Dress // 1940s Black Crepe Dress Top and Evening Skirt // Gold Sequin Embellishment


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: crepe, rayon, sequins
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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