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1940's Organza Dress Set
1940's Organza Dress Set
1940's Organza Dress Set
1940's Organza Dress Set
1940's Organza Dress Set
1940's Organza Dress Set
1940's Organza Dress Set
1940's Organza Dress Set
1940's Organza Dress Set
1940's Organza Dress Set
1940's Organza Dress Set
1940's Organza Dress Set
1940's Organza Dress Set
1940's Organza Dress Set
1940's Organza Dress Set

1940's Organza Dress Set

£265.00

Date: 1940

Description: 

Rare and elegant dress set comprising of a navy rayon slip dress with a cutwork cotton organza over dress with matching belt. Beautifully tailored quarter length sleeves with a navy contrast trim which matches the navy-blue slip. The slip dress fastens with hook and eye closures at the side seam whilst the over dress fastens with a single hook and eye closure at the waistline and silhouette is created by the belt. This dress has an enviable provenance and was worn to a garden party at Buckingham palace in 1947. This dress would have been a special custom-made piece for the original wearer.  

Measurements:

Best Fits Size M/ UK 10

Slip:

Bust: 36”

Waist: 32”

Hips: 39”

Length: 53”

Over Dress:

Shoulders: 13” 

Sleeve: 16” 

Waist: 28”

Hips: Free

Length: 54”

Fabric: Cotton organza, Rayon slip

Condition: Excellent vintage condition, slip dress has three marks towards the hem which are concealed by the overdress. Photos of these available on request.

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