40s blouse?

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion Q & A' started by blubirdboutique, Mar 11, 2019.

  1. blubirdboutique

    blubirdboutique Registered Guest

    So I'm a bit unsure about this blouse - I am leaning towards 40s though. Would love some help! There are no tags (well there was a tag but it has since unraveled and I can't quite read what it says). Button closures down the back. No shoulder pads which is somewhat unusual maybe, but they could have been removed also. It's a cold rayon fabric. I was told 80s but it just doesn't seem to fit. There is some contrast stitching around the neckline. Thanks!

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  2. bycinbyhand

    bycinbyhand Trade Member

  3. pastperfect2

    pastperfect2 Trade Member

    Latin American themes were popluar in the 1940s. Rayon works for both 40s and 80s. The color scheme seems more 1980s. How deep is that armhole and how wide is the sleeve opening? 1980s would generally be a deeper and a wider than the 40s.

    I agree, label remains and seam finishes would be very helpful.
  4. Retro Ruth

    Retro Ruth Administrator Staff Member

    I'm also wondering if this was a dress that has been cut down. Does the finish of the bottom hem match the finish elsewhere?
  5. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

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