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A redesign of our best selling 1940s shirt dress - the devil is in the detail and this dress has authentic vintage styling in abundance. We think this is the perfect 40s shirt dress and this is part of our 'Authentic Vintage' collection.
The shirt waister dress is the epitome of 1940s wartime styling. It is practical, demure, elegant and classy - all the hallmarks of the 1940s. This dress has been designed to be as authentic as possible and is based on original patterns and photographs. With this dress we haven't compromised for modern manufacturing and this has resulted in a new and extra special dress we are really proud to bring to you.
1940s Shirt Waister features include:-
- iconic gathers into a low shoulder yoke at front and back
- tucks at the bottom of blouse into waist seam (gives plenty of room for movement)
- authentic style collar which can be buttoned right to the top or left open
- shell-look buttons
- sash belt to nip in at the waist
- sleeves are gathered and are buttoned to fit
- side zip
This dress is a must have for any 1940s enthusiast.
Fabric is a authentic feel rayon crepe and behaves like a vintage fabric but creases easily.
Made in Europe
Fabric: 100% rayon (viscose marocain)
Colour: Powder Blue (will vary on monitors - this is a subtle light blue)
Washing instructions: cool hand wash or dry clean as some shrinkage may occur
Length from natural waist: 26 inches
This dress is roomy at the top to ensure it is a practical garment.
However, ladies with a larger bust would be advised to go up a size if unsure. The dress is easily nipped in at the waist with the sash belt to ensure shapely.
Shape advise: great for all shapes - excellent for those wishing to create a waist due to the blousey nature of garment.
Style suits pear shape, hourglass and pillar most.
For more information on fit and sizing please visit our size guide. The measurements refer to 'your' body not the garment itself. Please choose the size that most reflects your measurements.
I Love the Authentic 1940s style of this dress, and it looks so beautiful in powder blue. Truthfully, I expected it to be a little more fitted, But the way in which the fabric falls with the tie at the waist is so flattering. When I slipped this dress on I felt transported back to the swing era! I’m actually planning to order this dress again in another color!
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