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Presenting our best selling and classic 1940s shirtwaister dress in a gorgeous new vintage print 'Forget me not'.
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.
Dress demurely buttons right up to the top or of course, can be more worn more open. Blush pink buttons are a fabulous reproduction of an original 1930s button and have an art deco feel to them. Dress has classic iconic shoulder yoke with gathers above bust that fall nicely into tucks into waistline. Cinch further with sash belt.
With this dress we haven't compromised for modern manufacturing and this has resulted in an 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
- reproduction 1930s buttons
- sash belt to nip in at the waist
- sleeves are gathered and are buttoned to fit (so you can adjust to your arm)
- side zip
This dress is a must have for any 1940s enthusiast.
Made in Europe
Fabric: 100% Ecovero Rayon Viscose a authentic feel rayon crepe and behaves like a vintage fabric but creases easily.
Washing instructions: cool hand wash or dry clean as some shrinkage may occur
Length from natural waist: approx 26 inches
Fit Class - Semi fitted
Semi-fitted - skims the body so that is follows shape but is not tight.
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 this dress. It is true to size. The print is even more beautifull then on the photo's.
I had to stretch it out, to make it a bit longer. So I would love a 2" hem for us tall girls, in the future.
I have countless pieces from HoF (which I think speaks volumes in and of itself, as I am in the US and am more than happy to pay the shipping for fantastic, quality clothing) and this dress is seriously a new favorite. Great earthy colors that can be combined with so many options for accessories. I ordered a 14, and it fits in such a flattering way and also period appropriate. I would wear this dress every day if I could! For reference I am 40/33/42.
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