1930s 1940s APPLIQUED wool dress and GILET medium | new fall
m i n t : pristine with no signs of wear- possibly deadstock
e x c e l l e n t : signs of normal wear and age- no obvious flaws
v e r y g o o d : noted minor flaws that may have been already repaired - very wearable
g o o d : many noted minor flaws and/or mends -wearable
f a i r : numerous noted flaws and mends, some significant - still wearable
The most unique and chic 1930's/1940's three piece dress that can also be worn as a jacket! The jacket/dress is done in a light, fine wool and appliqued with shiny satin swirl motifs on the front, sleeves and back. It fully unzips. High collar is rolled with a lurex jacquard that is also on the gilet that is separate. The gilet is done in the lurex jacquard and has a mesh background and elastic on the waist. Black slip is separate. The jacket/dress has a front metal zip and large shoulder pads. Unlined.
From the estate of Margaret Whiting of Cheyenne Wyoming. Her husband was the State Engineer and also ran for governor. They lived at 510 E 22nd St in Cheyenne. (google it...it is a stunning home!)
Size on tag: none
Fits like: medium
Condition: Excellent Vintage: tiny mend at back of jacket (see last pic) The gilet's elastic is a little spent. Tiny pindot hole at sleeve and back, only noticeable when held to the light.
✂-----Measurements of Slip:
Bust (underarm seam) : 39"
✂-----Measurements of Dress/Coat:
Bust (underarm seam) : 38"
Total length: 47.5"