1940s Cocktail Gown Summer Dress 40s Halter Neck Frock

$184.08

Shipping to United States: $35.55

Vintage 1944 Halter neck dress

The bodice l, which is boned at each side, is delicately styled and gathered into a nicely cut waist.
The skirt is a full circle to give lots of movement as the lady walks.
All this work has been done by hand. The skirt of the dress has a 1/4 stiffened net underskirt, the bodice is lined in a rayon silk.

The dress has been freshly dry cleaned and is ready to wear.

Previously the dress was owned by a designer who worked for
Frank Usher.
This is not a mass-produce dress, but an original design of over 70 years.

As the dress is couture, there isn’t any size label. Measurements have been taken whilst laid flat.
Please compare these measurements against your own, for the best fit.
Guide size 10
Waist; 28”
Underarm to underarm; 36”
Under bust; 36”
Shoulder to the waist; 17”
Shoulder to the hem; 50”
Hip; 44”
Depth at the back from the top of the bodice to the waist is 10”
Depth from underarm at the side to the waist is 9.5”
The zip is metal; 12.5”

There are storage marks to the fabric, nothing major-the gown is still highly wearable. There are no holes or thinning

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Shipping from United Kingdom

Processing time

3-5 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • United Kingdom : 3 - 5 business days
  • United States : 3 - 10 business days
  • North America : 3 - 10 business days
  • Europe : 3 - 10 business days
  • Australia, New Zealand and Oceania : 5 - 10 business days
  • Asia Pacific : 3 - 10 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

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