Red arrows navy blue flecked rayon 1940s dress M

1930s - 1940s Clothing



This navy blue and white-flecked rayon 1940s dress has 4 bright red arrow appliqués on each pocket flap. The 2 breast-pocket flaps are just decorative, but the 2 hip pockets are functional. The dress has small, notched lapels and a V-neckline, above (hidden) white buttons that fasten the front, from neckline to hem. Vertical bust darts shape the bodice in front. The short sleeves have medium-sized shoulder pads. Small pleats below the waist seam add a bit of extra fullness to the gently flared skirt. The lightweight, plain weave rayon fabric is unlined and semi-sheer, so you will probably want a slip underneath. In very good condition, the dress has 5 tiny pinholes scattered across the front of the skirt—very unlikely to be noticed when it is worn (see close-up photo for example). This deadstock 1940s day dress was never worn, but I have had it freshly dry-cleaned. It is labeled a vintage size 18, or approximately a modern medium. Please see the dress measurements for more details about fit. My last photo shows the dress unpinned form the mannequin, to give a better idea of its actual size. 

Size: approx. M
Bust: 41” flat to fit approx. 39-40”
Waist: 31” flat to fit up to 30”
Hip: 43” flat to fit up to 41” max.
Length: 46.5” from shoulder to hem in front
Underarm to waist: 9”
Waist to hem: 29.5”
Sleeve: 8” long with 13.5” flat opening
Shoulder to shoulder: 15.25”
Label: Dawncrest Original