Detail: Classic mid 1940s vintage wrap dress with beautiful floral print. Ties to front. Slightly raised waistline. Shirt style collar. Gentle pleating to shoulder seams. Unlined. This was homemade post WII.
Period: Mid 1940s
Colour: Print, as seen.
Sizing: Medium / Large (UK12-14) Shoulders seam to seam 14.5 inches. Bust 34-40 inches. Waist28-33 inches. Length 55 inches. Size conversion chart
1940s: The first half of the decade was dominated by WWII . Styles echoed military uniforms and was almost utilitarian. Fabrics were rationed in the UK and thus simple designs dominated fashion during this time, with an emphasis on beautiful tailoring. Post-war, fashion came back with a bang. In 1947, Dior launched his 'The New look' collection; perhaps the most controversial fashion statement made to date. It proposed absolute femininity and extravagance at a time that was still recovering from a period of limitation, yet the new-look demolished pre 1947 styles over night. Billowing skirts, narrow waists, padded hips and rounded shoulders changed fashion in a moment and has influenced it ever since.
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