Vintage 1940s Frances Dexter Original Inky Black Crepe Rayon Dress with Oversized Buttons

Regular price $ 48.00 Save $ -48.00

Rally the troops and do it for the boys! This dynamite dress is the epitome of WWII era detailing and style!

Fashioned in inky black crepe rayon, this wonderful dress features a vampy peak lapel, V shaped (for Victory!) bust pockets, French cuffs, oversized gold buttons and inverse pleats on the skirt and bodice back. Dress has light shoulder padding as well. 

Dress comes with its original belt fastens up the side with a metal zipper and up the front with buttons. 


Bust: 38"
Waist: 28"
Hips: 38"
Total Length: 44.5"

** All measurements are taken on a flat garment and doubled. **

Label: Frances Dexter Original

Condition: Good
Dress shows signs of vintage wear. There are numerous faint water looking spots/stains on the front of skirt. There are multiple scorch marks on the piece. The front belt loops are fume faded and the belt itself is faded and worn. There is a 4 inch run along the blind hem on the back of the skirt. You don't see it when worn, only when you hold the skirt up to the light. I don't think the buttons, while vintage, are original. They are quite heavy for the fabric. I believe the original buttons were probably plain, black covered buttons. Despite these flaws, this is still a great dress and is sturdy and wearable as is. Priced accordingly.