1940's dresses

  • 1940s mauve gingham vintage preppy dress Love Miss Daisy
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    This is a fantastic dress from the 1940's made from mauve and navy cotton gingham fabric. The label says Styled by Frances McKay. It has a shirt co...
  • Lindy Bop 'Amie' Classy Polka Dot Vintage WW2 1940's 1950's Pinup Retro Tea Dress
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    Classy Vintage WW2. Forties. Fifties Inspired Tea Dress From Lindy Bop. Style Name. Amie. Fastenings: Three Pearl Effect Buttons At Top Of Back Over The Keyhole Opening. XS. To Fit Approximate Measurements: Bust- 32". Waist- 26". Hips- Free. Total Length- 41". S. To Fit Approximate Measurements: Bust- 34". Waist- 28". Hips- Free. Total Length- 43". M. To Fit Approximate Measurements: Bust- 36". Waist- 30". Hips- Free. Total Length- 44". L. To Fit Approximate Measurements: Bust- 38". Waist- 32". Hips- Free. Total Length- 45". XL. To Fit Approximate Measurements: Bust- 40". Waist- 34". Hips- Free. Total Length- 45". 2XL. To Fit Approximate Measurements: Bust- 42". Waist- 35". Hips- Free. Total Length- 46". 3XL. To Fit Approximate Measurements: Bust- 44". Waist- 37". Hips- Free. Total Length- 46". 4XL. To Fit Approximate Measurements: Bust- 46". Waist- 39". Hips- Free. Total Length- 47". New And Tagged. Item Ships From The UK And Will Take Around Two Weeks To Arrive. 97% Polyester, 3% Spandex. Machine Washable. THIS SASSY RETRO STYLED DRESS IS MADE FROM A COMFY, SOFT STRETCH FABRIC FOR A PERFECT FIT. HAS A KNOTTED FRONT, LAYERED CUFFS, FLARED SKIRT AND A KEYHOLE OPENING AT THE BACK. UK BRAND, ESTIMATED DELIVERY TIME 7-10 DAYS. PLEASE IGNORE THE AMAZON ESTIMATED DELIVERY TIME.
  • 1940's Ruby-Red Wool Persian Lamb Princess Coat with Muff
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    For Sale on 1stdibs - Stunning 1940's 'Lucie's Olean' designer coat in the most fabulous virgin-wool and persian-lamb fur combination. The beautiful ruby-red color is perfect
  • 1940's Ceil Chapman Embroidered Beaded Deco Silk-Chiffon Gown
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    For Sale on 1stdibs - Alluring early labeled 1940's Ceil Chapman evening dress in the most stunning black and coral-orange color combination! The metallic gold-lame soutache
  • HERVÉ LÉGER Bordeaux Short Sleeve Bandage Dress
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    With a vampy 1940s silhouette, this sultry bandage dress from Hervé Léger amps up your cocktail-ready look. V-neck, short sleeves, empire waist with décolletage-enhancing bustline, classic bandage panels with curve-enhancing seaming details, concealed back zip closure. Style with statement heels and an embellished clutch. Material: 90%Rayon9%Nylon1%Spx.
  • 1940's Cranberry-Red Strapless Crepe Pleated-Back Evening Gown
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    View this item and discover similar wedding dresses for sale at 1stdibs - A stunning cranberry-red crepe gown from the 'Old Hollywood' era of glamour. The bodice is a heavily-ruched sweetheart low-cut plunge in an amazing shelf-bust
  • Trashy Diva
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    Our 1940's Empire Dress is a variation on the popular 1940's short sleeve dress. It is exactly the same EXCEPT the empire version features only two rows at the underbust/waist and ends just above the natural waist line. This dress features a lowcut front and back neckline with gathering at the shoulders, upper bust, and upper back. The skirt is below the knee and combines bias cut and straight cut panels for a flattering A line shape. This EMPIRE version should work well for petite and tall ladies, but is especially perfect for those who have trouble fitting our classic 1940's dress.
  • L'WREN SCOTT Red Draped Dress
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    80%Virgin Wool 20%Polyester. Make a bold statement in this ultra-luxe 1940s-inspired cocktail dress from LWren Scott. Sweetheart neckline with small collar, cap sleeves, front decorative buttons, ruche-detailed bodice, pencil skirt, back slit, concealed back zip closure. Style with sky-high platform pumps and a statement clutch.
  • LINDY BOP CLASSIC RED POLKA DOT VINTAGE WW2 1940's 1950's BELTED SHIRT TEA DRESS
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    LINDY BOP CLASSIC RED POLKA DOT VINTAGE WW2 1940's 1950's BELTED SHIRT / TEA DRESS: Free UK Shipping and 30-Day Returns on Selected Fashion Items sold or fulfilled by Amazon.
  • Hummingbird Print Tie Front Tea Dress
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    Our tailored tea dress style with 1940s appeal, and wonderful tulip hem detail at the back has been translated for SS12 with our fabulous signature hummingbird print in poppy red. The vibrant amber navy and mint and soft grey colours in the slick print give an almost Polynesian appeal. Our fabulous print mill on Lake Como have printed this wonderful print onto a dry matt hand feel crepe de chine in 100% Silk. The skirt part is lined in the same. This is a soft, fluid tea dress, with a slick look. Perfect for a 1940s pill box and almond toed court shoes to an event. Or can be worn much more simply for city day with the crown shoulder cardigan. We've transformed the inspiration with a subtle oriental twist by tailoring it into our slick tie front tea dress silhouette, which has a beautiful tulip detail at the back skirt. Sexy! perfectly so in a demure and elegant way. Definitely lady like. and wonderfully 40s. 100% SIlk. Made in Great Britain. Dry Clean Only. Perfect for an event and a must for the races.
  • A Forties Sweetheart Tea Dress
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    A wonderful 1940's inspired tea dress with beautifully soft tailored cut, and a cheeky vintage charm. The dancing heart is an exclusive print developed by the Suzannah team and printed on a wonderful crepe de chine silk in Como, Italy. The contrast silk satin bow neatly shapes the underbust and can be tied either in a bow or left loose at the front in a simple knot/tie. A combination of Navy/Black and Tomato colours. A simple satin trim outlines the neckline, giving an elegant line form the neck to the bust. The skirt part is lined, and cutaway at the back in a tulip hem The length falls below the knee. This style can be styled up easily for events and suits a neat pill box hat. See Styling tips. See it live.
  • Polka Dot Sarong from Vivien of Holloway 1950s Dresses from Vivien of Holloway
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    1940s style with a twist in polka dot sarong dresses from Vivien of Holloway.
  • Preowned 1940s Pattullo-jo Copeland Silk And Wool Dress
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    1940S Black Wool And Silk Satin Dress...3/4 Length Gusseted Raglan Sleeves, Alternating Insets Of Black Wool And Silk, With Rolled Collar Neckline...dress Closes At Back With A Metal Zipper...labeled Pattullo-Jo Copeland...the Pattullo Was Pattullo Modes Dress Company(1920S), Jo Copeland First Sold Her Designs To Them, Became A Partner In 1938...jo Copeland's Beautifully Constructed Clothing Was Designed On The Form Not Using Toiles And Was Therefore Quite Expensive, Her Designs Were Widely Copied...In Excellent Wearable Condition...all Our Clothing Is Dry Cleaned And Inspected For Condition And Is Ready To Wear...any Condition Issues Will Be Noted...for Visual Comparison Our Mannequin Is A Size 4Measurements Are: Bust 34" Waist 26" Hip 34"
  • L'WREN SCOTT Black Belted Combo Dress
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    With a super sultry 1940s-inspired flair, this LWren Scott cocktail dress will make you the life of the party. Wrap style with V-neck and draped side detail, sheet lace-detailed cap sleeves and back, velvet tie belt, fitted pencil skirt, concealed back zip closure. Style with back-seam stockings, sky-high platforms, and a statement clutch. No Material info available.
  • NEW CLASSIC BLACK VINTAGE 1940's 1950's PINUP PENCIL WIGGLE DRESS
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  • The Hudson Dress
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    Stunning sculpted cocktail dress with a 1940's heritage. Folds, tucks and sculpted lines shape lift and flatter the body. The ultimate in sophistication whilst maintaining a level of charm and playfulness. Black outer shell with black lining, and putty collar part. Unbelievably fabulous fit, sculpting the body. Length below the knee. with sexy back vent. This dress needs minimal styling to maintain its modern clean perspective. A slick cuff or smooth slick evening clutch is enough to set off the dress to its ultimate. Heavier set almond-toe court shoes would be fabulous. A 100% Silk luxury version of this dress is available as a made to order option in other colours are available. Please enquire within the boutique. The 100% SIlk version carries a more premium price point due to fabric costs. Link through to a Hudson styling board.
  • 1940's Rayon Crepe Floral Panel Gown
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    View this item and discover similar casual dresses for sale at 1stdibs - Lovely 1940's gown is made from rayon crepe printed with alternating bands of floral bouquets and bold black panels. Floral print features painterly roses
  • Piped Peplum 1940s Cocktail Dress
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    Beautifully cut and immaculately tailored 1940's inspired boudoir dress with a clean sportswear dynamic. Wonderful body sculpting silhouette create with inner boning and Immaculate tailoring. Navy Blue and Black combine in a masterful constructed tailored style to bring a dress with a charm of yesteryear which is designed to carry you through to the next decade. Semi sheer top part cut from silk organdie. Cut to flatter,with seams lifting and shaping the body. A piped peplum hip part adds additional drama to the beautifully sophisticated vintage couture inspired dress. Structured Italian Poly/Silk Twill in a medium to heavy weight. Dry Clean Only. Below the knee, centre back vent. Perfect for any event. Style up with Navy Blue or Black.
  • 1940's JACQUES FATH navy satin dress
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    For Sale on 1stdibs - Very rare navy satin dress coat from Jacques Fath dating to the 1940's. Best fits a size 4 or 6. Zippers at wrist. Pockets at hips. Excellent condition.
  • Trashy Diva
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    Our short sleeved 1940's Dress features a lowcut front and back neckline with gathering at the shoulders, upper bust, and upper back. The underbust is sewn in sections to give it a sleek and flattering fit and the waist sections are lined for even more waist control. The skirt is below the knee and combines bias cut and straight cut panels for a flattering A line shape. This is a style that we've made for years and the fit gets better and better with each version-a tried and true favorite!
  • 1940's Black Chiffon Floral Tea Dress
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    An amazing 1940's chiffon tea dress with matching bolero. The dress and bolero are made from delicate black and pink floral sheer chiffon and comes with a pink silk slip dress. The dress has a v-neckline with a deep v-neckline at the back. A smocked detail sits in between the bust creating gentle gathering over the bust. The bias cut of the dress means that it skims the body, falling to the floor in soft pleats. The matching bolero has short puffed sleeves and no fastenings. The bolero finishes just below the bust. This dress is in very good condition with some very small holes in the fabric on the front. Dress Bust: 92cm Waist: 76cm Hips: 110cm Length: 138cm Bolero Shoulders: 50cm Length: 39cm This dress is perfect for everything from garden parties to weddings. simply add a pouch bag and strappy heels for the perfect look.
  • Adrian Original, One sleeved gown, Circa 1940s, Theodora Getty
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    For Sale on 1stdibs - Couture, museum quality Adrian Original gown of silk sari fabric. Important Provenance given upon request. Personal property of Theodora Getty. I am available
  • 1940's Black Chiffon Floral Tea Dress
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    An amazing 1940's chiffon tea dress with matching bolero. The dress and bolero are made from delicate black and pink floral sheer chiffon and comes with a pink silk slip dress. The dress has a v-neckline with a deep v-neckline at the back. A smocked detail sits in between the bust creating gentle gathering over the bust. The bias cut of the dress means that it skims the body, falling to the floor in soft pleats. The matching bolero has short puffed sleeves and no fastenings. The bolero finishes just below the bust. This dress is in very good condition with some very small holes in the fabric on the front. Dress Bust: 92cm Waist: 76cm Hips: 110cm Length: 138cm Bolero Shoulders: 50cm Length: 39cm This dress is perfect for everything from garden parties to weddings. simply add a pouch bag and strappy heels for the perfect look.
  • Trashy Diva Obi Dress
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    Just like you stepped out of the 1940's ! We took our inspiration for this dress from a late 1940's dress. This one will take you ANYWHERE! The lightweight rayon is perfect for the warmer months. The shoulders have keyhole gathered openings with dramatically draped sleeves. The front and back both cross over for a dramatic, but easy fit. The waist section has ties that can wrap around the body and be tied in many different ways to suit a variety of body shapes. The skirt on this dress is knee length on most and it is a glamorous full circle skirt.
    Fabric: Rayon
    Lining: The waist section on this style has an additional lining for an extra slimming touch.
  • 1950's Christian Dior New York Wool Suit Size M
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    This is a military style two piece Christian Dior wool suit in charcoal grey from the 1950's. It has six pocket flaps, with two actual pockets. The details are fabulous, closes with inset hook and eyes. Immaculate construction and excellent condition. Jacket has a both a Dior and Young Quinlan label. Skirt appears to have been shortened. Dior logo is not on the lining of the jacket or the skirt, however this is not uncommon among the Dior New York designs as they were licensed by Dior Paris - yet made in New York. The original labels are present, however we cannot guarantee the authenticity of the suit. *Belt is not original and was just used for photos* Measurements: Skirt Waist: 27" Hips: 38" Length: 21" Zipper: 6 3/4" Jacket Shoulders: dolmen sleeves Bust: 37" Waist: 28" Length: 27"
  • Lindy Bop 'Juliet' Classy Blue Polka Dot Vintage Ww2 Landgirl 1940s 1950s Pinup Retro Tea Dress
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    CLASSY VINTAGE WW2 LANDGIRL. FORTIES. FIFTIES INSPIRED TEA DRESS FROM LINDY BOP. PLEASE NOTE: THIS DRESS HAS BEEN TAGGED IN SUCH A WAY THAT MEANS IT CANNOT BE WORN WITHOUT THE TAG SHOWING. THIS IS TO PREVENT PEOPLE FROM WEARING THE DRESS FOR A NIGHT OUT AND THEN RETURNING IT. THE TAG WILL NOT HINDER YOU IN SIMPLY TRYING IT ON AND WILL BE EASILY REMOVEABLE IF YOU DECIDE TO KEEP THE DRESS. STYLE NAME. JULIET. FASTENINGS: TWO BUTTONS AT TOP OF BACK OVER THE KEYHOLE OPENING. XS. UK SIZE 8. TO FIT APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS: BUST- 32". WAIST- 26". HIPS- FREE. TOTAL LENGTH- 39". S. UK SIZE 10. TO FIT APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS: BUST- 34". WAIST- 28". HIPS- FREE. TOTAL LENGTH- 39". M. UK SIZE 12. TO FIT APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS: BUST- 36". WAIST- 30". HIPS- FREE. TOTAL LENGTH- 40". L. UK SIZE 14. TO FIT APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS: BUST- 38". WAIST- 32". HIPS- FREE. TOTAL LENGTH- 40". XL. UK SIZE 16. TO FIT APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS: BUST- 40". WAIST- 34". HIPS- FREE. TOTAL LENGTH- 40". 2XL. UK SIZE 18. TO FIT APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS: BUST- 42". WAIST- 36". HIPS- FREE. TOTAL LENGTH- 40". 3XL. UK SIZE 20. TO FIT APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS: BUST- 44". WAIST- 38". HIPS- FREE. TOTAL LENGTH- 41". 4XL. UK SIZE 22. TO FIT APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS: BUST- 46". WAIST- 40". HIPS- FREE. TOTAL LENGTH- 41". QUOTED LENGTHS ARE FROM SHOULDER TO HEM. NEW AND TAGGED. ITEM SHIPS FROM THE UK AND WILL TAKE AROUND TWO WEEKS TO ARRIVE.97% polyester, 3% elastane. MACHINE WASHABLE. This classy retro styled dress is made from a comfy, soft stretchy fabric for a perfect fit. Keyhole opening front and back. Lining to bodice. Flared out skirt section. Bow effect detail to front neckline with darting. This classy dress is suitable for many occasions. SEE PRODUCT DESCRIPTION BELOW FOR SIZING INFORMATION.
  • 1940s Sarong dresses from Vivien of Holloway 1950s Dresses from Vivien of Holloway
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    Sail away to the South Seas in an exotic printed 1940s style sarong dress from Vivien of Holloway.
  • 1940s Dresses-40's Dotted Floral Eyelet Look Button Front Day dress
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    This authentic, one of a kind, 1940s vintage dotted floral day dress is a fabulously feminine look for spring/summer.
  • Seriously Me Shift 1940s Weave
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    A signature Suzannah dress perfect for any event. Flattering seamlines and a beautifully folded neckline are immaculately tailored in a wonderful Italian cloth which could take you through the seasons. The perfect versatile shift which can be worn from day to dinner, and styles up effortlessly for events. The beautiful warm mint colour is woven with a gentle sparkle with a very fine pale gold thread running through the weave. Chic and ultimately flattering for an effortless wear. Fully lined. CB invisible zip. Also available in cream. Specialist Dry Clean Only.
  • 1940's Ivory-White Sequin Metallic Embroidery Strapless Gown
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    For Sale on 1stdibs - In this gorgeous 1940's Bergdorf Goodman ivory-white gown, the detailed construction and meticulous attention to detail are comparable to what you will
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    Suit Lilli Ann, 1940s 1stdibs.com
  • Forties Shift Frosted Lilac Pastel
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    Beautifully tailored shift dress inspired by the chic 1940's. Ladylike, 'proper' and effortlessly sexy. The seaming lifts, holds and curves around the contours of the body, carving a bustle-inspired back peplum part. The sleeves are a perfectly formed cap and hold wonderfully pleated elegance. Tailor made individually and executed to absolute perfection in London. Dry Clean Only, Viscose Acetate Italian Crepe with dry handle. A light-mid weight dress. The perfect modern pastel. Style with fun contrasting millinery for an event. See here for styling ideas for this dress Seasonless and timeless.
  • New Green Polka Dot WWII 1940’s Vintage style classic Shirt Swing Tea Dress
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  • 1940's Cream Prom Dress
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    A gorgeous 1950's cream prom dress. The dress has spaghetti straps and is cut straight above the bust. A band of sheer cream silk is gently pleated from below the bust to the waist and the dress fastens up the back with a 34cm zip The skirt of the dress is made up of three layers, a cream polyester lining, with a layer of netting above and a final layer of sheer cream silk, creating an a-line shape. The dress is fitted over the bust and waist flaring out to the mid-calf. The dress is in near mint condition and comes with its original label. Bust: 42cm Waist: 64cm Hips: 106cm Length: 118cm Soft shapes and sheer fabrics were popular choices amongst the designers this season. At Chloé, Hannah MacGibbon was inspired by ballet for the spring catwalk. She used floating chiffons and cream and nude tones while at Dolce and Gabanna, sheer lace and broderie anglais was used for the same peek-a-boo effect. This dress would be equally perfect for bridal wear or a formal event. Add a pair of peep toe heels and diamante drop earrings to finish off the look.
  • Hudson Bespoke
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    Stunning sculpted cocktail event dress with a 1940's heritage.Folds, tucks and sculpted lines shape lift and flatter the body. Unbelievably fabulous fit, sculpting the body. Length below the knee. with back slit ( not as cut away as photo suggests. Simple slit). This dress needs minimal styling to maintain its modern clean perspective. We offer several simple jackets to work with this style available from our boutique. A slick cuff or smooth slick evening clutch is enough to set off the dress to its ultimate. Heavier set almond-toe court shoes would be fabulous. Slick millinery adds definition and vintage couture heritage for any event from the races to weddings. 100% Silk Gazar, lined in acetate. Tailor made in London. Link through to a Hudson styling board.
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9 comments

ellapage
Wrote one year ago
@hiddlescat @helenehrenhofer Thank you both very much! :)

helenehrenhofer
Wrote one year ago
Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!

hiddlescat
Wrote two years ago
Beautiful! :)

ellapage
Wrote three years ago
@anne-irene You're very welcome and thank you for the compliment! :)

anne-irene
Wrote three years ago
lovely collection :)) thank you so much !!

ellapage
Wrote three years ago
@shedgy Thank you, hun! Glad you like them :) I like them too!

shedgy
Wrote three years ago
Wonderful choices!!

ellapage
Wrote three years ago
@nice-set Thank you! :)

nice-set
Wrote three years ago
Amazing!!!

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