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Stunning 1940s Dark Purple Evening Gown

Sublime 1940s Evening Gown / Wedding Outfit

£225.00

Availability: 1 in stock

  • Era 1940s
  • Bust 34"
  • Waist 26" - 28" (some stretch in the crepe)
  • Hips 36"
  • Label None
  • Fabric Crepe
  • Condition Great

    The dress is in great condition for its age, but there are few areas where the fabric has faded slightly which are not very noticeable and to be expected with a garment of this rarity and age.

  • Best fit UK 8

    The best fit is a recommendation only. Please refer to other measurements for accurate fitting.

Every era has an iconic style that defines it and this 1940s deep purple crepe evening gown is definitely up there with the iconic looks of the 1930s and 40s.  The crepe has a beautiful weight to it, the beading is exquisite and the cut of the skirt with  make it extremely elegant.

This dress has no openings, so it drops over the head, but the crepe does have some stretch. As a result we recommend the best fit is a UK 8.

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Why buy vintage?

Sustainable and unique clothing

Ashwell & Co take inspiration from the past to create a unique vintage shopping experience, with sustainability, slow fashion and individuality at the heart of what we do.

From 1930s bias cut gowns to 1940s tea dresses; 1960s mod suits to 1970s dagger collar shirts, our carefully curated collection of vintage fashion caters for a wide variety of tastes, sizes and budgets.

Each vintage piece has been handpicked for our rails and sourced exclusively within the UK by our co-founder Kate.

From iconic design pieces such as Ossie Clark, Yves Saint Laurent and Lanvin, to everyday essentials, each piece of clothing is chosen as the best example of its era, whilst also keeping an emphasis on wearability and current trends.

 

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