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Vintage 1940s Draped Rayon Crepe Dress, As Is - Small

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Incredibly unique redone vintage 1940s black rayon crepe dress with an asymmetric square neck, a metal talon side zipper, and draped skirt that wraps in the back and closes with snaps. It has weights attached to sections to aid in the draped look. Definitely one of a kind! It was originally made by the Chas. A. Stevens department store in Chicago, and was redone to be made smaller so it's a bit looser at the top/shoulders. It's being sold as is, but it's still very cool/structurally sound/wearable! Please see condition notes below to ensure a proper fit.

Measurements and Condition:

Fits like: Small
Fabric: Feels like rayon crepe, slightly semi-sheer
Brand: Designer Shop, Chas. A. Stevens & Co. Chicago
Condition: Costume grade, with a 1" and 2" seam gap at the back of left armhole, a few other small seam gaps throughout, a few home-done repairs with exposed stitching, a 1/2" tear through one layer at the side of waist at the top of the wrap layer, a 1/4" hole on the middle front of skirt, a few pinpoint holes throughout, some faint fading on the upper back and on sleeves where the fabric appears a brownish color, some faint light discoloration at the neckline, a couple 1" light scuffs on the middle front of right sleeve, and a tiny light spot on the back left of skirt that is hidden by the wrap.

Length: 47" at the longest point
Chest: 31" to 35"
Waist: 25" to 27"
Hips: 32" to 36" - taken at the bottom of zipper
Shoulders (seam to seam): 16"
Sleeve: 15.5"

Shown on a 5’8” model with measurements of 34”-26”-37”, usually wears a size small to medium. See our FAQ section for more information on sizing and condition ratings.

We ship every morning except Sundays. Your order will be taken to the post office within 24 hours of being placed.

Everything we sell is 20+ years old has been worn before, so minor signs of age and wear is to be expected. Any flaws besides general wear including stains, tears, or holes will be noted.

We give an estimate for every item we list, but please double check the measurements to ensure it will fit you. The best way to tell if an item will fit properly is to compare the given measurements to a garment you already own. For more information on our sizing estimates please see our Condition & Sizing Page.

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