Stunning color and beautiful details - not to mention the adjustable waist! :)
Vintage 1940s women's burgundy half-sleeve dress with gathered, puffy shoulders and floral sequined detail.
Near perfect vintage condition; light wear from age and use. Very light discoloration in underarm area (pictured). Fabric appears slightly darker on ruching at neckline (also pictured). Some lightening of fabric on waist straps and one iron mark on inside of one strap (see photos). No holes, rips, tears, stains, markings, open seams, loose threads, missing sequins or other issues / damage other than noted.
Bodice has square neckline with vertical ruching and small zipper at back of neck. Sleeves are half-length and gathered at shoulders with seaming to create a puffy sleeve effect. Shoulders pads present.
Leaves & vine sequined design cascades down over shoulders on front and continues over tops of shoulders onto back. Outsides of sleeves are also adorned with same sequined design.
Gathered at the waist on center front in similar fashion as shoulders. Waist belt is attached to center of front and center panel is also decorated with sequins. Two straps are attached to outside edges of center panel and can be tied on side of waist or center of back (both pictured). When tied at side, straps fall at the same length; when tied in back, they are different lengths. Waist straps make waist adjustable! :) See measurements below for max waist allowance.
Metal zipper on left side of dress; zipper is in great working condition with no issues.
Skirt is an A-line shape; can be more fitted or more flow-y depending on the size of the wearer.
No lining on inside.
No brand tag or label.
Shown on women's modern size 4 mannequin with these measurements: 33.5" Bust, 25.5" Waist, 34.5" Hips
Freshly spot cleaned; dry-cleaning or spot cleaning recommended for future care of garment.
Bust: up to 44"
Waist: up to 36"
Shoulder to waist: 16"
Neck zipper: 6"
Side zipper: 8.5"
Length: 45.5" shoulder to hem
Direct checkout is offered in the shop for your convenience. :)
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The price of shipping includes the cost to ship and any supplies needed to ship the item as well (boxes, packaging, padding, tape, etc.)
Free *DOMESTIC* shipping offered on all clothing items, with complimentary Shipsurance from Etsy for both domestic & international clothing orders.
Fast Doll utilizes USPS Priority Mail, First Class Packaging and Media Mail (where applicable) shipping for both domestic and international orders.
In order to offer US customers free domestic shipping on clothing items, we use First Class Packaging services to ship garments in the US due to costs. International shipping for clothing items is NOT complimentary. Upgraded shipping options are available for clothing items at checkout for expedited shipping (additional fee applies).
I make every attempt to ship out your items as quickly as possible! :) Turnaround time is anywhere from 1-3 business days.
Gift wrapping is also available upon request! :)
:::FOR ALL INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS:::
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN CUSTOMS FEES
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
All sales are final so please read all item descriptions closely. We make every attempt to photograph and describe our items as accurately as possible so you can buy with confidence. :)
***FDFV offers FREE DOMESTIC USPS First Class Shipping with complimentary Shipsurance from Etsy on all clothing orders. International First Class shipping on clothing items (not free / complimentary) also include free Shipsurance due to continued issues with USPS and international delivery.
**I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ITEMS LOST IN THE MAIL OR FOR CUSTOMS FEES.**
Priority Mail Shipping upgrades are available at checkout for both domestic and international clothing orders. Please make sure your shipping address is also CLEAR, CORRECT and ACCURATE. :)
Please note: All clothing measurements are taken in inches while the garment is laying flat on a flat surface.
Measurements of the display mannequin are also noted in every clothing item's description.
If there's a special vintage item you're looking for, we'll track it down for you! Send a private message with a description of the item and we will find it for you. Purchase of the item can then be made through the shop.