A Vintage Treasure: 1940's Glamour

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As I was making a quick run-through Goodwill recently, in search of a sewing machine, I decided to make a quick peek at the dresses. The first gown to catch my eye was a lovely, blue-purple lavender with a ruffled neckline and white trim. The skirt looked suspiciously full, so I didn't wait to thoroughly inspect this alluring garment.

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Upon further investigation, I discovered that the dress had a metal zipper, and pinked seams. While these two factors didn't automatically define the dress as true vintage; they, combined with the overall dress style, did give me a good enough reason to purchase to dress for a steal of $7.

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I took it back to my family's house, and, as my younger sister has a perfect 1940's body shape, I quite politely begged her to try on the dress. Having already succumbed to its beauty, she was ready and willing. It fit her perfectly, as you can see.

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The dress has a double layered, five-gored skirt; three in front, and two wider ones in the back, with a darted bodice. It has a lapped zipper, and a hook attached to the lace in the back to hold the lap closed when it is being worn. I will probably post some more detail shots at a later date.

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Jolly day to you!

~Emily