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A beautiful, demure and feminine shirt style blouse - yet an eternally practical addition to any vintage lady's wardrobe. This blouse screams wartime 40s style with its demure neckline, shoulder and back yokes and hollywood style bishop sleeves.
This 1940s inspired blouse would have been a mainstay item during the late 1930s and throughout the 40s. Blouse looks great with our swing trousers and 40s 'whirlaway' skirt. This blouse has been made in a specially sourced rayon crepe fabric - in ivory, feels really vintage!
Key features include:-
- iconic gathers into shoulder yoke at front and back - emphasises bust
- high neckline on this style is faithful to the original garment styles
- bakerlite style buttons
- waist darts to draw in at the waist
- iconic 40s style bishop sleeve with gathers into armhole and at cuff
Sleeve length - 54cm from sleeve head to start of cuff. Cuff is 4 cm.
Made in Euope
Fabric: 100% rayon
Washing instructions: Cold hand wash (shrinkage may occur) - dry flat - iron back into shape OR Dry clean. 100% rayon fabrics, whilst they are more authentic, they do require more care than synthetic fibres.
Choose normal high street size - allow for the 3-6% shrinkage after washing.
This is a really elegant blouse with lovely authentic details that really set it apart. I wondered if the material might be quite transparent being a light colour, but needn’t have worried. The material is a lovely weight and falls beautifully from the gathers at the yoke. I may move the buttons slightly on the cuffs to achieve a more fitted feel to the wrists, but this would be out of personal preference rather than necessity.
Purchased this for my agent carter cosplay and it will be perfect. I did wash before wearing as I was expecting it to shrink a bit to fit as stated in the description and I ordered it a bit big. I’m a USA 34c and ordered a size 14 and tucked into a high waisted skirt I think it achieves the perfect blousy look I was going for.
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