1940s rare hand painted crepe gown with fringe M / vintage 40s WWII cream evening dress floral bridal maxi sz 8

1940s rare hand painted crepe gown with fringe M / vintage 40s WWII cream evening dress floral bridal maxi sz 8

$595.00 $850.00

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Rare and exceptional cream rayon crepe floor length evening gown with hand painted beaded flowers and very long fringe. Peplum waist with knotted fringe that goes all the way around the skirt. Metal side zipper and snap closures. Hand beaded. No tags or labels.

I have been buying 1940s clothing since the mid 90s. This has been in my collection for awhile and is rare to market now. Price reflects rarity. Layaway available.

Excellent condition, there are two pinholes in the front peplum and one small one on the back shoulder. There are thin loops for a ribbon or sash that is no longer with the dress. Can be removed or a sash added. Otherwise very clean and sturdy.

Measures : bust= 36-38 waist= 28 hips= 38 length= 60


Shipping from United States

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Estimated shipping times

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  • Europe : 3 - 5 business days
  • Australia, New Zealand and Oceania : 3 - 5 business days
  • Asia Pacific : 3 - 5 business days
  • Latin America and the Caribbean : 3 - 5 business days
  • North Africa and the Middle East : 3 - 5 business days
  • Sub-Saharan Africa : 3 - 5 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

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Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

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I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

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Yes we do layaway !

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Items listed less than 24 hours require a 50% deposit.

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Condition rating guide

DEADSTOCK : Never worn , usually having original tags or evidence of never being used.

EXCELLENT : Previously worn with only slight evidence of wear or normal flaws. To include loose threads, small signs of wear, slight seam imperfections.

VERY GOOD : An item which is still sturdy and wearable but may have flaws such as minor stains , small holes or areas that need slight reinforcement.

FAIR / POOR : An item having major flaws which will affect the ability to wear it. An item in need of restoration. Please only purchase this category if you have prior knowledge of vintage/ antique garments in this type of condition.

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Returns / Exchanges

Ritual does not accept returns online or in our retail store. All items are final sale. No exceptions. Thank you for understanding.
- Misrepresented items will be considered for a store credit on a case by case basis. Misrepresentaion is defined by serious condition issues that are not disclosed and does not include issues with fit or color. Ritual must be notified within 24 hours of tracked delivery. A return tracking number must be provided within 48 hours of an agreed upon store credit authorization. Any returns not adhering to this policy will not be accepted. Sorry, no exceptions. This protects Ritual from our clothing be worn, used for shoots or copied for design. Thank you

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Your item will be shipped to you freshly sanitized in our new LG Styler.


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