Red print rayon late 1940s dress pleated skirt | M




This late 1940s dress in red rayon has a subtle striped print of black and off-white speckles, used horizontally on the bodice and hip panel, and turned vertically on the pleated skirt. The neckline has a separate, inset panel of fabric that “fills in” the deep V at the center front. A flat panel extends from the waist seam to the high hip, overlapping the pleats of the skirt. The lightweight “cold rayon” is unlined. The dress fastens with a metal zipper at the side seam—the pearl buttons on the bodice are decorative. In good, still quite wearable condition, the dress has these 3 issues to note: 2 faintly dark spots on the bodice, some discoloration at the underarms (the dress has been freshly dry-cleaned, and has no odors), and the peeling finish on the pearl buttons. I love how this rayon 1940s dress uses the print on the skirt: the darker striped part of the print in on the outside of each pleat, with the lighter section visible when you move—or dance!

Size: M
Bust: 40” flat, to fit approx. 38”
Waist: 32” flat, to fit approx. 30 or 31” max
Hip: 42” flat to fit up to max 39” loosely
Length: 42.5” from shoulder to hem in front
Underarm to waist length: 8”
Underarm to hip panel overlap of skirt: 13”
Sleeve: 7.5” long with 15” flat opening
Shoulder to shoulder: 14.5”
Label: Fashioned by Form Fit Dresses New York