Early 1940s inspired wool crepe afternoon dress

Here I present a beautiful early 1940s style burgundy wool crepe dress, featuring the very popular deep v neckline, ruched bodice and wide high waist, with decorative fabric covered buttons running down centre front. The bias cut a- line skirt and the long sleeves with padded shoulders make this the ultimate 1940s darling. Snap fastening at the side.

Early 1940s style wool crepe dress

This lovely early 1940s style wool crepe dress is a prime example of the silhouette of the era with its accentuated padded shoulder line, scalloped style yokes both front and back, and the geometric peaks on the flared skirt. The two stripey vintage buttons on the front yoke and the navy buckle add a great contrast, very popular in those times. Snap fasteners at the side.

Wartime girls- the early 1940s dress collection

This is my very first homage to the early 1940s and the wartime girls. These beauties are all made from original 1940s fabrics.

All available here: etsy-early 1940s dress collection

 

Lettie

 

Mildred

Ava

 

Dorothy

 

 

 

Photography by Claire Pursglove