Vintage 1940s Blue and Silver Satin Damask Qi Pao Cheongsam Dress
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Beautiful vintage 1940s Cheongsam dress in blue and silver satin damask woven with a fern pattern. Very fitted with a stiff Mandarin collar and high side slits. Front and back sides are tapered below the hip to the hem. Snaps on the front across bodice up to neck and has a side metal zipper. Not lined. In excellent condition apart from one tiny faint spot, shown in center of the last photo.
There are no tags, this dress was custom made. Please refer to the measurements listed below, taken while laying flat and doubled where appropriate.
Bust - 36 inches (91.44 cm)
Waist - 34 inches (86.36 cm)
Hip - 38 inches (96.52 cm)
Length from shoulder to hem - 43 inches (109.22 cm)
Shoulders across back from seam to seam - 15 inches (38.1 cm)
Sleeve length - 6 inches (15.24 cm)
ABOUT VINTAGE CLOTHING SIZES
Vintage clothing sizes run smaller than modern clothing sizes and there is no industry standard sizing chart for modern women's clothing. When purchasing vintage clothes, it is important to know your own true body measurements and compare those to the garment measurements provided. Please take a moment to review this chart on how to take your own body measurements, so you can correctly determine if this item will fit you. Be sure to always leave several inches between your measurements and the garment measurement for proper fit and ease of movement. Returns due to improper fit will not be approved.