Gorgeous 1940s purple rayon crepe dress with a lovely mesh panel and hand done floral appliqués at the bodice. Light shoulder pads and pleated puffed sleeves in the late 30s to early 40s style. Delicate pleating at the elbow adds a lovey touch. Zips up one side. Has a Fashion Originators Guild Association registered label. 

Overall excellent condition with some very minor fade on the sleeves. It is very rare to find purple dresses from this era with no signs of color damage, as this is one of the colors that tends to fade most with time. Small pinhole and light wear at the bodice.  This piece is in remarkable shape and presents beautifully. 

Measurements:

Bust 37-39 in

Waist 28-29 in

Hips up to 40 in

Shoulder 15 in

Armscye 9 in

Length 41 in (2 inches in hem)

 

For reference, Naomi measures 31/24/35 and is 5’6”.