40s Women's Cocktail Dress Vintage 1940s LBD Slinky Draped Black Silk Medium VFG

A quietly gorgeous vintage Little Black Dress, probably dating to the early 1940s. The bodice is fitted with diagonal darting - it has cap sleeves and a simplified sweetheart neckline. Skirt silhouette is gently A-line with pleated draping at the left hip that cascades in a narrowing ruffle down to the hem. A self fabric loop at the top of the ruffle accommodates the 4" wide short sash that crisscrosses within the loop to form a soft bow, anchored with a single snap. 

SIZE: No size label 

Measurements

Inches

Centimeters

Bust

38.5"

97.75

Waist

28"

71

Hips

41"

104

Bodice length from shoulder seam

16"

40.5

Skirt length

27.5"

70

Sweep

49"

124.5

FABRIC/COLORS: Thick medium weight black silk, with a matte satin finish on the "right" side and a faille weave on the back.

TAGS: No tags seen - this may have been custom sewn, at a very good skill level.

 CLOSURES: A small Talon metal sideseam zipper and a pair of hooks & eyes at the back of the neck.

CONDITION: No stains, holes, tears or other issues noted.