Black Beaded Crepe Dress With False Jacket - 1940s Bust 96-101 cm
Black rayon crepe dinner dress with straight, mid-calf length skirt, false jacket front and elaborate beading. It gives the illusion of a jacket over a dress, but it really has a satin cross over bodice and false jacket fronts from the side seams. Beautiful floral beading with glass bugle beads adorns the "jacket" fronts. The bodice fastens at the front with a press stud, or leave it open for a lower neckline. Short cuffs on the long sleeves which close with a little metal zipper. Closes at the side with a metal zipper.There are carriers at the waist but the original belt has been lost. Rayon crepe and rayon satin. No tags - custom made - 1940s.
Size - Large
Bust 101 cm (40")
Waist to 89 cm (35")
Hips 107 cm (42")
Shoulders 40.5 cm (16")
Back 40.5 cm (16")
Shoulder to waist 40.5 cm (16")
Sleeve 58 cm (23")
Length 118 cm (46.5")
Very good. There is a barely noticeable mend at the back of the neck, see photo 7, bottom, and 2-3 minor flaws on the satin front, see photo 6. One shoulder pad is missing, and so is the belt.