1940s Novelty Ship Print Pastel Coloured Rayon Dress

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This charming 1940s pastel toned shirt dress is in beautiful vintage condition and has a feminine, contemporary aesthetic. The light rayon fabric has an impressionist style novelty print depicting riverside scenes with sailing boats and pasture land in soft grey, pale lilac, jade and turquoise. The calf-length dress is long sleeved with a low plunging wrap over bodice, a wide set lapel collar and forwards facing yolk on the shoulders under which the fabric is gently gathered. It is a loose fitting shift cut with a seam to mark the waistband, and could be worn loose or drawn in with a belt if desired. There is no lining and a zip fastening at the centre reverse. This lovely dress is superbly adaptable and could transform as evening wear with the correct accessories. Would fit up to a US size 8, UK size 12.

BUST - 40 in. (101.6 cm)
WAIST - 32 in. (81.28 cm)
HIP - 38 in. (96.52 cm)
LENGTH - 40.5 in. (102.87 cm)
SLEEVE LENGTH - 20 in. (50.8 cms)
ACROSS BACK - 14 in. (35.5 cms)