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A wonderful vintage little black dress perfect for cocktail party to prom. Daring sweetheart bust-line, peplum and full circle skirt are red carpet worthy. A fabulous dress from the late 1940s through early 1950s in black taffeta.

The fitted bodice is boned, strapless and edged with self-fabric collar. Peplum features beautiful sequins and embroidery in a stylized floral design. The full circle skirt has a fabulous 200" sweep and needs a crinoline for a fuller skirt look. Dress is unlined and has center back hidden zipper, hook & loop closure. Necklace and underskirt crinoline are not included.

Dress is in excellent vintage condition. I see no fading, stains nor tears. There are a tiny few pin holes in the collar of bodice. Fabric shows very minimal wear and is excellent for being approx. 60 years old. Sequins and embroidery work are in excellent condition. There are belt threads at waist but dress came without a belt. There is no fabric content label, but fabric appears to be a taffeta.

There is no size tag so please refer to my measurements. Dress was measured flat, zipped and not stretched. For reference regarding fit, please note that the measurements of the dress form used in photos are: bust 34”, waist 24”, hips 34” (Dress form was too large for me to close zipper at top 1”) Bust at fullest is 35". Ribcage at 2” above waist is up to 27”. Waist: up to 25”. Hips: up to 38”. Length of bodice from underarm to waist is 7 ½”. Length from waist to hem is 31 ¼”

I am happy to answer any questions you might have and send additional photos as needed.

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Thank you for shopping Endless Alley and for more excellent vintage offerings I invite you to visit my shop at: www.etsy.com/shop/EndlessAlley

I am a proud member of the Vintage Fashion Guild

Thanks to the Vintage Fashion Guild for guidance in determining the date of this gown

1940s Vintage Sleeveless Black Party Dress with Peplum Size XS S


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: taffeta, sequins, embroidery
  • Only ships within United States.
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