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Late 1940s eggplant purple rayon dress nicely rides the line between the 1940s and early 1950s. Made from the quintessential 40s fabric, the bodice is heavily decorated with midnight blue soutaché trim. Nude illusion neckline. Slighly flared Closes at side and back of neck with metal zippers.

Labeled: Slim-U-Ette Abate Swift Original For A Younger You Size 38


I do not pin clothing on models, but prefer instead to show you my garments on people they actually fit. My measurements at the time of this shoot were 41-33-43 and I am quite broad in the shoulder (or a broad, broad as I fondly refer to myself) and this will be more comfortable on someone a little more narrow. I'm also about 17 inches from shoulder to shoulder and found this quite tight in the sleeve.

-Bust: up to 40"
-Waist: up to 35"
-Hips: up to 50"
-Shoulder to Shoulder: 16.5"
-Sleeve length: 10.5"
-Shoulder to waist: 18" (it's quite long in the waist)
-Waist to hem: 30"
-Sweep of skirt: 90"


Good condition rating a 6 out of 10 due to multiple small flaws. There are several brownish spots down the front of this dress that are now very faint, but my cleaner didn't manage to get them all the way out. There is a pin hole in the center front of the skirt and a small snag on the left front side. Two snags in the back of the skirt. Fresh from the dry cleaners and priced with flaws in mind. Netting is in great shape in front, but there is some pulling to the seam next to the zipper and two small holes about 1.5" across from the neck zipper.

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Vintage 1940s Dress Purple Rayon Soutache Trim Spring Fashions


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: rayon, soutache, netting, metal zippers
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 316 reviews
  • Favorited by: 92 people