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This is a beautiful custom made dress and jacket ensemble from the early 1940s (possibly very late 1930s, even), made of magnificent floral lace in a peachy shade of pastel pink. This is Venetian lace; some vintage friends have suggested that it is guipure.
Construction details DRESS:

The dress bodice has a simply cut extended shoulder with a slit & faced front and back neckline with attached double button (clear faceted glass) closure (also front & back both).

There is a center back seam for additional fitting; the front has double waistline darts for fit.

The skirt of the dress is attached at the waist, and HAS NO SIDE SEAMS, rather, there are darts extending down for fit, and princess seams (front & back) for even more fit.

Under the left arm, there is a turned and finished opening with 6 snaps, and a hook & eye at the waist.

This appears to have been hemmed previously, however we acquired it without. We are leaving it for the new owner to hem to length as preferred. An alternative hem finish could be to cut around the lace edges for a scalloped look hem...which would be a very pretty finish.

Construction details JACKET:

The jacket is closely fitted through the bodice, with beautifully double-darted sleeve caps adding a feminine, yet broad shouldered look, particularly popular in the very late 1930s and into the 1940s.

The sleeve are cuffed with a raised split hem finish.

The collar is rolled with pointed fronts.

There are front patch pockets on each hip, which have turned-and-double-stitched flaps.

There are two chain stitched belt loops in the seam above each pocket, too, however we acquired this without a belt.

The back bodice has princess darts for fitting.

The front has shoulder darts, as well as waistline darts for fit.

The center front closure is faced, and has 9 buttonholes with 9 incredible clear faceted glass buttons (same as on the dress) that have 2 holes drilled through (they are 1/4" deep, and 5/8" across). Absolutely beautiful.

Seam finishes: except the two underarm seams of the jacket which have been turned-and-stitched finished, the rest of the seams are unfinished.

Condition: Freshly hand laundered and ready to wear. The only hint of a flaw, if could even be called that, would be the slightest whisper of oxidation around the inside of the neck of the jacket and the facing (underside) of the neckline of the dress. There is also a hint of lightening under the arms of the dress, and at the hem of the sleeves of the jacket, but please understand, this is under bright sunlight, and is hard to detect even then.



34" bust

15-16" across back shoulders,

7" from neck-point to extended shoulder,

27" waist,

34" hip (there is a whisper of stretch to this lace, but not much),

16" from neck-point to waist, and

48" from neck-point to un-hemmed edge.

It is 56" around the bottom of the skirt edge.


34" bust

4.25" from neck-point to shoulder point,

12.5" across back shoulders,

11" from shoulder point to sleeve hem (1.5" cuff), and

20.5" from shoulder point to hem.


We photographed this with a pale coral slip from the 1930s, which looks perfect with this; however, the slip has some light staining, so it is not for sale.


This lovely ensemble couldn't be more perfect for the upcoming wedding season.


Proud member of the VFG, the Vintage Fashion Guild.

Vintage 1940s Pastel Pink Lace Ensemble


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: lace, clear buttons
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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