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♛The Details

Photos don't do this justice! Very well-designed late 1940s dress in ivory rayon gabardine, the fabric that seemingly wears like iron. Awesome deco details throughout, including those self-fabric buttons. Hourglass waistline with half-belt detail; skirt is a classic sheath with actual tiny pockets behind the welt and button trim. Dress closes with side metal zipper. A great neutral to pair with any color...from black to red to hot pink or apple green.

Would even make a great get-away dress for a bride on her honeymoon.

All accessories (belts, jewelry, crinolines, pins, etc.) are for style inspiration only unless indicated.

♛The Measurements

About a modern size L to XL
Bust (underarm area measured flat then doubled): to 42"
Waist: 31"/snug 32"
Hips: to 42"
Length of bodice, shoulder to waist area: about 16"
Skirt, waist area to hem: about 29 1/2"

♛The Condition

Very good shape, sturdy, very clean for the era and the color. Recently dry-cleaned, it's ready to wear. The only thing I could find to note is a couple pinprick-sized extremely faint rust? specks on the bodice, only visible if you go over the fabric inch by inch up close.

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Frequently asked questions about jumblelaya

Sorry, each garment in our shop is authentic vintage, dating from between 20 to 80 years old. We generally only have the one piece shown. We do not sew these items ourselves.

If you love it and it fits, consider buying it, since it's unlikely you'll find it again easily.
If it's older than, say, 1964 OR if you feel it fits our shop's aesthetic, absolutely! We pay fairly, generally 1/3 of retail, sometimes even more. Shoot us a note or set up an appointment to sell if you are in the Portland, OR metroplex!
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We do not have a brick-and-mortar shop, but we do have a private studio located on the banks of the Columbia River, directly across the river from Portland, OR. We offer LIMITED appointments currently, due to time constraints. But if you are serious about a piece or pieces you see, let us know and we'll set something up. Shop inventory is generally not kept in the studio, so you'll need to let us know ahead of time which garments you'd like to see in person.

40s Dress - BUTTERCREAM FROSTING Vintage 1940s Ivory Rayon Gabardine Deco Hourglass Dress l xl


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: rayon, metal zipper
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 1747 reviews
  • Favorited by: 6 people