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Glorious and striking late 1940s 40s designer dress.

✧ by Betty Barclay -- early American designer label -- highly collectible!
✧ grey + white pinstriped taffeta bodice + black taffeta skirt
✧ sweet little black velvet collar
✧ black diamante faceted buttons down the front
✧ dropped waistband with simple peplum
✧ full sweep circle skirt
✧ tiny shoulder pads for shape
✧ fastens up the side with a covered metal zipper

This designer dress from the very late 1940s or very early 1950s is absolutely breathtaking -- it really is quite a piece of art! A magnificent garment for both serious collectors and serious bombshells alike, this dress is so very deeply classic, and will make a marvelous adition to any fabulous wardrobe. Gorgeous with a pair of your highest heels and a dab of your reddest rouge, this dress will be perfect for weddings, for Viva Las Vegas, or for any other especially special event at which you wish to shine. So pretty, so classic, and so very very special!

This beautiful designer dress was made over 60 years ago and is in phenomenal condition -- it is truly a treasure and very rare!!

please note: this dress was photographed over a crinoline for added fullness.

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♥ details + measurements

Best fits: l
Label: Betty Barclay Frocks
Fabric: taffeta
Shoulders: 16 in.
Bust: 39 in.
Waist: 30 in.
Hips: free
Sleeves: 10 in.
Length of bodice: 18.5 in.
Length of skirt: 28 in.
Total length:

Excellent vintage condition with no stains, tears, or visible mends. This dress is in phenomenal, truly just shy of pristine condition! The only flaw is a single pinhole at the back of the neck, and some extremely, extremely, EXTREMELY faint yellowing of the underarm area. So faint, that it can only be seen when seriously looked for and in certain lights (it would not show up at all in the photos, even though I tried to capture it.) I actually had a conversation with my assistant that went like this:
Me: do you see that?
Her: What?
Me: that little bit of yellowing.
Her: No. Where?
Me: Right there.
Her: Um... no...
Me: (holding the dress up by the window and shoving her face at it) That right there.
Her: Oh. Kind of. Rebecca, that’s practically nothing.

It is barely noticeable as is, and will not be noticeable when the dress is worn. Just about perfect!

♥ shipping

United States $16.00 Priority
Canada $31.00 Priority
Everywhere Else $45.00 Priority

Insurance is included in all shipping charges.

Dear International Friends: due to the value of this garment, the only available shipping option is Priority, as this is the only shipping method that allows for foreign tracking. Please convo for combined Priority shipping quotes.

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Rebecca Emily Darling

vintage 1940s 40s dress // Betty Barclay Black and Grey Pinstripe Taffeta Dress with Velvet Collar


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: taffeta, velvet
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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