Original 40's black velvet and taffeta ball prom gown

By LOOKING GLASS VINTAGE From United Kingdom

Price £176.00
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Original 40's black velvet and taffeta ball prom gown
Description


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Original 40's black velvet and taffeta ball gown

A beautiful ball gown fit for a princess. The bodice is definitely the focal point of the dress. The soft gathered velvet is studded with pewter coloured leaf shaped sequins which reflect the light and drawn the attention in. The taffeta 'wings' at the neck are lovely and act as a break between the two sections of velvet. The wonderfully elegant velvet straps balance out the volume in the skirt and make the dress uber flattering. The square back adds some high class glamour as it is just that little bit different.

It is in wonderful condition for its age .

A tiny size. Actual dress measurements;
Bust 35" Waist 27" Skirt Length 40"

We pack all our clothes carefully in tissue and ship promptly, so you can be confident that you'll receive it safely and quickly!



Wear vintage and stand out from the crowd - see my other listings for more great original vintage clothes from the 20's - 80's.

Terms of Sale

We are committed to the highest standards in authenticity and preparation of the vintage clothes we sell, and do our best to ensure that you won't find any unexpected problems with them.

But these are always one-off items, with non-standard sizing and around 40 to 80 years old, so only rarely will they be in mint condition.

Bearing all that in mind, we want you to be thrilled with anything you buy from us, so if you have any reason to think that it is not right, please drop us a line. We will always accept returns (14 days, and you will need to pay the return postage cost) and can either exchange for an alternative (in which case, we'll cover the cost of shipping the exchange item to you) or give a refund on the cost of the item (the shipping charge will then normally be deducted from the refund you receive).

Sizing

The actual dress measurements are specified in my listing above.

A good way to check sizing is to use the measurements provided to compare against a similar dress of your own which you know fits you well.

I do give dress sizes for guidance, and just so you know, this is how I work it out:


UK size Bust in cm Waist in cm Hips in cm Euro size
8 80 - 84 62 - 66 87 - 91 36
10 84 - 88 66 - 70 91 - 96 38
12 88 - 92 70 - 75 96 - 101 40
14 92 - 97 75 - 80 101 - 106 42
16 97 - 102 80 - 85 106 - 111 44
18 102 - 107 85 - 91 111 - 116 46

Condition

Our ethos is all about true period vintage clothing of the highest quality; we do not sell any retro reproductions and everything is to the best of our knowledge a genuine item of the period described. Every item is laundered or dry cleaned if possible and checked carefully, with skilled repair if needed, so that it is presented to you in the best possible condition.

These are the descriptions we’ve used in our listings:

Mint

Flawless vintage item with no flaws, wear or repairs

Excellent

Remarkable condition for its age; may have minor signs of wear and minor flaws as noted, but absolutely wearable as is (may have had skilled repairs or alterations)

Very Good

Wearable as is; but with signs of wear and flaws generally as noted

Good

Visible wear and minor flaws, may benefit from further optional repairs, but generally still wearable