Satin evening dress, 1940s
Hollywood glamour was alive and well in the 1940s in spite of World War II, as seen in this glam studio still of Lauren Bacall.
With its full circle skirt, our dress is perfect for dancing. The square shoulders à la Gilbert Adrian have an added twist; they are open at the top, offering a sexy glimpse of your bare shoulder.
The dress is fashioned from heavy weight rayon satin—silk was not available during WWII. The fitted bodice is pointed in front and back. It closes on the side with a metal zipper.
In the late 1930s and WWII years, Hollywood-style fashion like our fab dress was the fashion advantage. "The girl who leaves school and gets a dead-end job can still look like a fashion-plate for a pittance."
The condition is almost excellent. The dress just shows gentle wear.
It measures: 36" bust, 28" waist, 52" hip, 15 1/2" from shoulder to waist, and 61" from shoulder to hem.