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Help with dating and info on dress

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion - Ask Questions Get Answers' started by Emily R, Dec 20, 2020.

  1. Emily R

    Emily R Registered Guest

    Found this amazing dress! Its really hard to get photos of but has a metal zipper on side and amazing detail. Trying to properly date and describe style
     

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  2. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

  3. denisebrain

    denisebrain VFG President Staff Member

    That is a beauty Emily!

    I don't know if there's a name for that sleeve (paging Hollis @pastperfect2 ) but the look is 1946-ish to my eye, with the way the sleeve emphasizes the shoulder. Are their shoulder pads?
     
  4. Vintagiality

    Vintagiality Trade Member

    I thought just a bit earlier than mid 1940s but Maggie is probably correct
     
  5. Ranch Queen Vintage

    Ranch Queen Vintage Trade Member

    Gorgeous gown!!
    I'm thinking late-30s/early-40s and would call the sleeve a "short kimono sleeve".
     
  6. pastperfect2

    pastperfect2 Trade Member

    Kimono style sleeve bands? I don't think there is a formal name.
     
  7. Circa Vintage

    Circa Vintage Alumni +

    Agree with Maggie: I would put this one just post-war, with some remnant '30s design features.

    Lovely dress, the sleeve treatment is wonderful. I've had dresses with sleeves like these but also do not know of a specific name for them, sorry.
     

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