Shoulder pads, of course, and a side zipper. This was an elegant dress for dinner or some special occasion. In black crepe – the classic never-fail fabric for flattering fine frocks – whether formal or simply dressy.
Beautifully made, of course, though not a designer piece. Didn’t matter back in the day, because the quality scale was so much higher. I found another 1940’s dress at the same time which is a semi-exception to this rule and very surprising because of that. But, then, it was wartime and social factors sometimes caused a major disruption in ladies fashion . . . . . . . .
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY