Since the weather is still cool some days, we can wear some slightly heavier fabrics. The substantial crepe material from which this dress is made would be too heavy for warm weather but is just right when it’s moderate outside. This simple sheath styling also can easily be paired with a sweater or short jacket
A short back zipper at the neck and shoulder pads are notable details. The belt is cloth – covered near the buckle and beaded around the other half. Whether you wear the buckle in front or back is up to you. This fancy belt “ups” the sophistication of the dress and would let it go from day to dinner without a pause. That was a real plus during wartime when a woman’s wardrobe may have been very limited. The style and cut are so simple that it would also show off any piece of jewelry that you wanted to wear with it to dress it up.
The ’40’s is probably my favorite fashion decade, although there are beautiful clothes from every era. The styles from this decade seem very self-confident, with imaginative and fun details. They also look good on my figure, which is an important consideration!
This dress, and several others from the ’40s, were a surprise find that really lit up my day. In fact, it was a totally unexpected treasure trove that just opened itself to me because of being in the right place at the right time. You just never know . . . . . . . . ..
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY
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