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Gorgeous navy blue navy blue 40s day dress. Shirt waisted. Avant garde embroidered design. Fold over collar with fabric buttons, cuffed sleeves. Quintessential 1940s shoulder pads. Knit texture, sheer. Lovely swing skirt. Clipped to the dress form to display the shape; 4th photo unclipped.

Martha Manning created plus size dresses from the 1930s on. Their motto: “Martha Manning Originals are scientifically fashioned to wish away pounds and years. You appear taller, slimmer, lovelier… the you, you want to be, in a Martha Manning.”

label: Martha Manning
fits approx: XXL
condition: some dirt on the collar. embroidered design yellowed from age. small hole where the side zipper has come loose from the material - a quick fix!

bust: 52 inches
waist: 40 inches
hips: 58 inches
length: 48 inches

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1940s dress / plus size dress / navy blue w embroidery / 40s dress XXL


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
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