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"A Vision in Red" Vintage 1940's Red Double Breasted Dress UK 8 US 4


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"A Vision in Red" Vintage 1940's Red Double Breasted Dress UK 8 US 4

This original 1940's tailored red dress, is the perfect piece to welcome the new season with.

Her pointed collar, frames the neckline and sets off the double breasted fastenings in matching red buttons along the front of the bodice.
Her 3/4 length sleeves are edged with turned up cuffs with double button features, and shoulder pads sewn in along each shoulder seam.
Her cinched in waistline is drawn in by a matching fabric belt.
Her wonderful skirt is set off by two large pockets along the hipline, and a central inverted pleat, creating wonderful movement and drape to the heavy cotton fabric.
Finished with 4 feature buttons along the back of the skirt line, mimicking the detail along the bodice, this piece showcases the craftsmanship of the era

Label: Gene Rogers, Juniors

Measurements of the Dress

Armpit to Armpit: up to 35 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 44.5 inches

Shoulder to Shoulder: 15 inches

Waist: up to 25 inches

Shoulder to End of Sleeve: 19.5 inches

Hips: 36 inches

Shoulder to Waist: 15.5 inches

Size: Medium: UK 8 US 4

Closures: This dress fastens down the front with 3 button and a press stud, and to the side with a 11.5 inch metal zip.

Condition: This dress is in near perfect vintage condition. A very small and discreet darn mend to the top of the inverted pleat seam below the waistline. This is not apparent when the dress is being worn, and only noticeable under closer inspection

Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned or hand washed in cool water.

Fabric: Heavy cotton

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.