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Reserved  40s Claire McCardell Stone Colored Draped Bust Dress

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Item is reserved for Elizabeth.

The story behind this dress is one of my favorites. Saw the dress, loved it though it had some discoloration I decided I would purchase it. Got it home and was examinging the seams on the inside and then saw the label at the waist and almost passed out. Little did I know I had found a rare and absolutely gorgeous Claire McCardell Dress and I almost didnt buy it because of the discolorations!!!!

The pictures don't do this dress justice. The dress features a gorgeous draped bust and a gathered waist with fabric covered buttons. Small accents of rhinestone leaves are scattered throughout the dress. Full pleated skirt.

Label: Claire McCardell

Measurements: taken while garment is laying flat
Bust:19 inches
Waist: 12 to maybe 13 inches
Hips: Free
Length: 42 inches

Condition: As noted above there is some discolartion throughout the dress. As seen in the second picture the bottom of the dress looks as though it has been discolored maybe by sunlight. Also in the armpits there is some staining. The back of the dress has some small brownish smudges at the waistline. The draped neckline has some water spots that are very light. I have not tried to clean this dress whatsoever because I was afraid of ruining it. I have priced the dress accordingly because often these dresses can go for upwards of $400. I believe it may be okay dry cleaned but I dont trust my cleaners with a garment this rare.

Reserved 40s Claire McCardell Stone Colored Draped Bust Dress


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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