1940s Black Ruched Dress


  • Product Description

      1940s rayon crepe black ruched dress with darling satin trimmed ruffle butterfly sleeves. Appears handmade as the construction is a bit unusual. Ruched from the bust through the stomach with a satin trim peplum. Back metal zipper closure.

      The skirt is attached underneath the dress by stitching in the front and with the attached back zipper; however is it open on the sides. We’ve never seen this construction before. That said, it sits perfectly on the body. There was one seam near the back zipper that was poorly resewn. It may have originally been a two piece set that was attached as a dress with a replacement zipper. We photographed it blown out so you can see the details. In real life, it doesn’t actually pop and is not noticeable when worn. It truly is stunning on a body and has great movement. 


      Bust: 36 inches

      Waist: 26 inches

      Hips: 36 inches 

      Length: 49 inches

      Condition: Very Good to Excellent, 

      Modern size: small

      Material: rayon crepe 

      Closure: Metal zipper 

      Colors: black 

      Please check the measurements carefully before purchasing. It is clean and ready to wear. Shown with accessories for style. Not included. See our jewelry and accessories sections to complete your look.

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    • Specializing in rare, unique, and one of a kind finds, this is the must stop shop for any aspiring fashionista who wants to dress unique. From quality, classic pieces to bold statement pieces, we have one of the best collections of women's vintage clothing and accessories from the 1910s to the 1980s. Our specialty is classic dresses 1960s and older.

      This isn't your typical vintage shop; everything here has been hand selected for wear-ability and cleanliness. It doesn't smell like your great aunt with too much perfume or moth balls. Everything has been professional laundered and cleaned so you can walk out rocking your newest find.

      From vintage jewels and accessories and handbags, to daywear, to gala gowns, there is literally something for every woman in the shop. And since we are always buying, there are new arrivals daily.

      Our team of vintage fashionistas are ready to help you style and create a look unique to your needs and personality. We will help measure you and teach you how to shop vintage by measurements, its slightly different than searching by modern size. All of our clothes have bust-waist-hip measurements on their tags to make it easy to see if something will fit before you try it on. All in a relaxed, no-pressure boutique atmosphere. We want you to feel like you are shopping with your best friend. And ladies, its a myth that all vintage is tiny. We source clothes in all sizes to match the diversity of body types. While larger sizes are more rare, we have sourced plus size authentic 1920s flapper dresses, 1950s skirts, and so much more. Come in and we will show you how simple alterations can open you up to a variety of sizes. We also carry hard to find petites sizes as well. Bonus: accessories fit everyone!

      Contact Us:
      Bloomers and Frocks
      1628 S 1st St
      Austin, TX 78704

      (512) 715-4611

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