Vintage 1940s Cocktail Dress Blue Velvet Shoulder Cape Belt Unworn Stunning 40s Bombshell

$289.10

Shipping to United States: $23.72

Stunning 1940s London Town Cocktail Dress created from a heavyweight striking electric blue velvet with a huge faux capelet attached to the gown with four Bakelite buttons to fasten, it’s an absolute delight. The garment was part of a fashion collection and has remained in its original 1940s unworn condition. The fabric is in the most stunning condition, and the dress has been cut to compliment beautifully, a curvy figure.
The gown has been stored since 1949, the year of its purchase. It’s been dry cleaned and is now ready to wear.

It’s simply stunning and perfect for any vintage themed venue, wonderful for retro weddings, parties and Goodwood.

The measurements given are actual, from seem to seem taken when the garment was laid flat, and are given as a guide. Please compare these measurements against a similar garment of your own.

The dress;
Underarm to underarm; 36”
Length; 44”
Waist; 30”
Hips; 38”
Zip; Metal 18”
Depth of faux cape; 8”
Across the shoulders; 16”
The gown has been freshly dry cleaned and is ready to wear.

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Shipping from United Kingdom

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Estimated shipping times

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  • 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

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