1940s Vintage Lilac Cocktail Dress with Black Bead Decorations
This is a very chic original lilac crepe cocktail dress from the 1940s with short sleeves, a sweetheart neckline that is framed beautifully with embellished black beading forming dramatic floral and leaf pattern, with swag pleated features to the skirt.
This has been beautifully constructed with a back metal zipper, and has shoulder pads with the label Kinesco Model.
- 28" waist.
- 36" bust. (the mannequin is 36”)
- 16" shoulder.
- 15" nape to waist.
- 33" waist to hem.
Vintage sizing is very different to modern day sizes, they’re usually smaller depending on the era of manufacture. So to ensure a good fit please go by the measurements provided. I measure the garment laid flat edge to absolute edge then double, which give the maximum, you will need to measure your own clothes to compare sizing.
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