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Black velvet vintage gown . 40s evening dress

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This dress is quite unique. It's made of long black velvet with a white applique on the folded over bust. It has a side metal zipper as well as boning in the bust area. The material is a rayon velvet, and I believe the dress dates to the 1940s, when column gowns with applique were popular.

Condition: the dress itself is in good condition (no crushed velvet!), but the hem was not finished carefully and is slightly uneven (see pic #4). Because it's a long dress, it's difficult to tell (unless you're on the floor at the level of the hem). I'm going to leave the hem as is so that the buyer can either leave it as is or hem it to her desired length.


This dress would work best for a size xs or small

Bust: 15" across (this is the tightest part of the dress, and there's not a lot of extra room here--I'm a 32C, and I could just barely get the dress zipped up)
Waist: 13" across
Hips: full
Length (from top of shoulder strap to hem): 56"

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Black velvet vintage gown . 40s evening dress


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Material: velvet
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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