Vintage 1940s Sequined Crepe Dress
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Vintage 1940s dress by Patty-Ann Exclusives. Black rayon crepe with pleated chiffon trim at neck and sleeves and bright sequined floral design at shoulders and hips. Side pockets, small belt loops but no original belt. Side metal zipper. In excellent condition apart from a tiny spot of break to the chiffon trim on one sleeve, see right side of last photo.
No size tag. The measurements listed below were taken while dress was laying flat and doubled where appropriate.
Bust - 35 inches
Waist - 26 inches
Hips - 38 inches below the sequin trim
Length from shoulder to hem - 42 inches
Sleeve length - 10.5 inches
Sleeve circumference at upper arm - 13 inches
Shoulders across back seam to seam - 16 inches
ABOUT VINTAGE CLOTHING SIZES
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