Black rayon late 1940s dress 2-piece shirred waist | S

1930s - 1940s Clothing

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This 2-piece black rayon faille dress from the late 1940s pairs a slightly flared, skirt with a hip-length top. This fabulous top has a side zipper at the waist, a V-neckline with large, pointed collar, 2 rhinestone buttons, a half-belt at the back of the waist, and flattering gathers under the bust as well as shirring at the sides of the waist. The three-quarter-length sleeves have turned up cuffs, and the shoulders have medium-sized shoulder pads. The top is lined only at the wide waist panel with black rayon taffeta. The rest of the top and the skirt are unlined. The 6-gore skirt fastens with a metal side seam zipper and a hook at the waistband. It has 4 kick pleats at the hem, 2 in front and 2 in back. The lightweight faille fabric has a subtle, finely ribbed texture. In very good condition, this late 1940s skirt suit or 2-piece dress has one small issue: a faintly visible “scuff” in the surface of the fabric at the back of the left shoulder (see close-up photo). Otherwise, it is in great condition!

Bust: 36” flat, to fit approx. 34-36”
Waist: 26” flat
Length: 21.5” from shoulder to hem in front
Underarm to waist length: approx. 7-8” (no seam)
Sleeve length: 19”
Shoulder to shoulder: 14.5”
Waist: 27” flat to fit max. 26”
Hip: 39” flat, to fit approx. 36-37”
Length: 31.5”
LABEL: Tailored by Crane-Abrams