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This item sold on June 30, 2012.

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If I weren't a redhead you'd have to pry this out of my cold dead hands! It is such an AMAZING dress but sadly for me, it clashes with my haircolor. I bought this online from a wonderful dealer, and though I thought it would clash the print is so great I just had t have it. Well, I see now it won't work with my hair so my loss is your gain!

If you're like me, you love 40s glamour fashion, you love rayon dresses, and you really LOVE LOVE LOOOOVE those uniquely 40s magical, glamorous, sensational, head-turning "conversation" prints. If you do, have aI got a great dress for you!

This gown has all that and more. It's colors are vibrant and together they make an astonishing statement. You know that Schiaparelli exhibit coming to the Met in NYC this spring? This would fit right in!

While it has some small issues, true vintage and print lovers can easily overlook them because 1) the dress is like 70 years old, and 2) the dress is freakin' awesome! You won't see anyone else wearing this baby! You will be one of a kind and glam, glam, guuuh-lam.


Details:

••Designer: Fashioned by Lyn Delle
••Fabric: fluid cold rayon
••Color: coral printed with pegasi in cake batter yellow, aqua, grape, ivory and black; their bodies are made up of stylized Deco flowers (!!!!)
••Shoulder pads
••Turnback sleeves
••Buttons to waist and then has hidden front skirt metal Talon zipper; smocked panels on the hips
••Belt loops but no belt found with dress
••Lovely sweeping hem of about 92" in circumference

Measurements/Size:

Would work for a modern size 8 - 12 (a large medium to a smallish XL) depending on ow you want it to fit. It was a little bit big on me but with a belt it looked great!
Bust (underarm area measured flat, then doubled): 42"/44".
Waist: 31"/32".
Hips: Full/50".
Bodice, shoulder to waist seam: 17".
Skirt, waist to hem: 41".

Condition:

This 60+ year old vintage dress is in overall pretty good shape with mild issues as noted.
It's very wearable, structurally sound, no rips or tears or smells of any kind. BUT, it does have small issues: The front button placket has three small splotches and a few tiny, very faint tea colored freckles (see photo). The right upper hip area has a scattering of faint tea colored freckles as well, although these are not noticed at a glance. I can detect a faint trace of age toning to the back neckline ("ring around the collar"). There's a lot of fabric here, and most of it is in fine shape.

Reserved -- Glamorous VLV 40s Dress or Gown --Gorgeous Rayon Novelty Pegasus Print -- Great Size (not too small)

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Material: rayon
  • Only ships to United States from New York, United States.
  • Feedback: 93 reviews
  • Favorited by: 19 people