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"A Love for Reading" Vintage 1940's Lovely Book Print Rayon Jersey Dress UK 12-14 US 8-10


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"A Love for Reading" Vintage 1940's Lovely Book Print Rayon Jersey Dress UK 12-14 US 8-10

This breathtaking 1940's bright yellow rayon jersey novelty print dress with a pattern of open books with flowers and animals on the pages, is a rare piece to behold and never again find.

Her V shaped neckline is framed by double seams that run from the shoulder line and contour the décolletage. Her short length sleeves are accented by central seams that gather the top of the sleeves in small pleats.
Her fitted bodice, draws the eye to the cinched in waistline. Her elegant skirt line, boasts a double layered peplum feature, that sets off the incredible drape and silhouette of this incredible piece.

Label: None

Measurements of the Dress

Armpit to Armpit: up to 38-40 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 60 inches

Waist: up to 32 inches

Shoulder to End of Sleeve: 10 inches

Hips: up to 42 inches

Shoulder To Shoulder: 15.5 inches

Shoulder to waist 18 inches

Size: UK 12-14 US 8-10

Closures: This dress fastens to the side with a 10 inch metal zip

Condition: This dress is in good vintage condition. A few scattered and very small pin sized holes alone the front right hand side of the décolletage, and a few along the left hand side yoke. Very light discolouration and colour bleed to the fabric along the armpits . A seam mend along the back left hand side of the waistline. These minor issues are not apparent when the dress is being worn and only noticeable under close inspection

Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned

Fabric: Rayon Jersey

Vintage garments have been previously worn and lovingly cared for, they may however have a blemish or two. Here at Willow Hilson, we try our very best to note all the details of each garment, although we may sometimes overlook things, which we do apologise for. Please do not expect perfection, unless stated so.

Please make sure you check all the measurements of the garment before purchasing. Vintage garment sizes are not the same as those of today. To ensure the best fit, we suggest you measure you favourite similar style garment and compare it to the measurements we have listed. All our measurements are taken whilst the garment is lying flat, we then double these measurements to reflect the actual size.