Here's a lovely vintage dance or prom dress from the early 1940s. An estate find, this dress had a sweet note pinned to the skirt saying that it was the original owner's first dance dress with a mid 40s date! The note has since disappeared :-(
This peach & gray woven horizontal striped dress is fitted thru the bodice and slightly dropped waist to where the full gathered skirt begins. The neckline is a modest V; the short sleeves are merely ruffles at the extended shoulders. It fastens at the side with a metal zipper. Unlined, no labels; it may be hand made!
Pre-owned, used. It hasn't been to a dry cleaner but is in clean 'as found' condition. I've reduced my asking price accordingly.
No size tag on the dress but it JUST BARELY fit my size 4 GAP mannequin so I'm calling the dress an XS. Please read the actual garment measurements given next--
Bust- 31" measured around at the underarm seams
Waist- 23" (measured 1" above the gathered skirt)
Front shoulder to hem length- 51"
Front shoulder to dropped waist- 18"