Antique / vintage late 1930's cotton voile long dress / gown.
Cotton voile long dress / gown.
*Antique from the late 1930's or early 1940's.
*Sewn from cotton voile - a semi sheer fabric that is has a lot of body without being too stiff. This is meant to be worn with attractive undergarments, including a full slip or lacy camisole with a crinoline petticoat.
*White background printed with blue and golden yellow floral bouquets.
*Deep (8"), collar that falls across the sleeveless shoulders all the way around. Collar is accented with double rows or gathered ruffles made from the body fabric. (collar may appear longer on one side in the photos due to the mannequin asymmetry, but all measurements are symmetrical when flat).
*Long skirt with 3 7" deep tiers of slightly gathered fabric for a flounce effect.
*Loose fitting with a waist seam, so most likely is meant to be worn gathered at the waist with a pretty sash or belt.
*Thread belt loops (shown on composite photo).
Condition: In very good condition, considering its age. There are no tears or holes. Notable flaws consist of some browning near the hem due to previous wearing, a slight dark spot on the collar back and some pencil eraser sized or smaller brown spots on the flounce sections of the skirt. The hem and collar discoloration do not detract from the overall beauty, and the small spots and collar stains are scarcely noticeable - I had to *really* search to find them.
Across back shoulder measured at mid sleeve - ~14 ½" (36.7cm)
Bust - ~ 36-37" (~92.5cm)
Waist - ~36" (ungathered) (91.5cm)
Back of collar to waist - 14" (35.5cm)
Waist to hem - 38" (96.5cm)
Please note that length will be shorter when belted, and can be gathered up a bit slightly more for shorter ladies.
Care instructions - hand wash cool in mild detergent such as Ivory Snow, hang dry, press carefully on no higher than cotton setting.
Freshly laundered in Ivory Snow, and hand pressed.
I have more photos, including close-ups, so please convo me and I'll be happy to share.
From a clean, non-smoking home.
US shipping quotes are for USPS Priority mail, and includes insurance.
*Canada and international, quotes are for insured and traceable USPS Priority Mail.
*International destinations - quote here is based on Australia delivery, and is estimated. UK and EU destinations will be less, and I'll refund any shipping overcharges.
Please see my shipping policies for more information.
Vintage Origin Details
Long dress with deep ruffled shawl collar
Country of Origin
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