1940s Clothing

1940’s Clothing (Page 1)

Dee Davenport Howe

146 Bowdoin Street ~ Springfield, Massachusetts 01109 (413) -781-1505


1940”s Royal Blue taffeta evening gown. Strapless, the bodice on top is decorated with silver sequins and beads. Side zipper, natural waistline, very full floor length skirt. Gown is in Excellent condition. 28 inch waist, 36 inch bust and 54 inches long from above the bust to hem.

cat# DC5396 price $255.00




1940’s Brown wool dress. Small pointed collar, 3/4 sleeves with turned up cuffs. Low round yoke with small tucks all the way across. 4 button closure in front. Small rust color buttons with rhinestone centers, one button is missing the rhinestone. Side zipper, upper calf length, gored skirt. Dress has a 3 1/2 inch hem. The dress is in Excellent Condition. 30 inch waist, 38 inch bust.

cat# DC4318 price $75.00


1940’s Yellow and white cotton summer dress. The dress is yellow cotton with white eyelet trim around the neck , cuffs and white eyelet around the hips. The sleeves are short and puffy. Gathered skirt, calf length. The dress ties in the back. The dress buttons in the front with 6 white plastic flower buttons. 31 inch waist, 38 inch bust. The dress has 4 dot rust stains 2 on each shoulder. Excellent Condition.

 cat# DC4346 price $75.00


1940’s Sheer rayon Strapless gown. The gown is Rust, and yellow. Above the bust line the gown has 4 tucks, 2 of yellow and 2 are 2 shades of rust. Natural waist line with a side zipper and a pleated skirt. The skirt is rust and it fades into yellow. towards the hem. The gown is fully lined in a rayon taffeta and is ankle length. Excellent Condition. 34 inch bust, 25 inch waist and 46 inches from above the bust to hem.

cat# DC4906 price $145.00



1940’s Black rayon dress. Round neck short sleeves. The front of the bodice has 1/2 inch tucks, the tucks form an inverted “V” design. The back of the bodice is plain. Natural waist line, Straight style skirt, with a peplum. 10 inch peplum in the front and 16 inch peplum in the back. Back zipper. The peplum does not fully cover the back, it goes around 3/4 of the way and the space in back where the zipper is the skirt is gathered. The peplum has 3 tuck for decoration. 26 inch waist, 34 inch bust, 34 inch hips and 45 inches long from shoulder to hem.So Sorry about the photo’s I never have luck with items that are black. Excellent Condition.

cat# DC5386 price $105.00 “NEW”



1940’s Off white wool gabardine suit. Straight style skirt. Side zipper closure, 28 inch waist, 39/40 inch hips, 30 inches long from the waist to the hem. The jacket has wide padded shoulders, fitted waist, faux pockets at the hips, with flaps. 3 button front closure. This suit is in great condition. It has a few tiny dot moth holes , that are not noticeable. One on right sleeves near shoulder seem, One on shoulder near the collar. One just above the pocket flap on the left side. Other wise it’s in Excellent/ mint Condition. Jacket is lined in off white rayon satin. 36/37 inch bust, 29/30 waist.

cat# DC4136 price $145.00



1940’s Black silk faille dress. “V” neck, shawl collar. 3 button closure, the buttons are quarter size, fabric covered with rhinestone centers. Elbow length sleeves and padded shoulders. There is a 1 inch tuck on each side of the shoulders. Natural waist line. 2 hip pockets, with long pointed fabric pocket flaps. Skirt has 2 pleats in front of each hip. slightly straight style skirt mid calf length. Excellent Condition. 42 inch bust, 46 inch hips, 44 inches long from shoulder to hem.

cat# DC5187 price $115.00



1940’s Off white cotton sun dress and jacket. The dress has a sweetheart neckline in front and a low square neckline in the back, Sleeveless. 2 inch wide waist band, dress buttons down the back with 12 nickel size mother of pearl buttons. The skirt is gored and has slight gathers at the waist. The jacket is bolero style, with wide shoulders, very 40’s. Dress is a 29 inch waist, 36 inch bust, 40 inch hips and 41 inches long from shoulders to hem. Excellent/ Mint Condition.

cat# DC5173 price $105.00


1940’s Black silk jacket, with yellow, gold, tan, red, blue, and green strips. Elbow length sleeves. Round neck with a large silver metal and rhinestone hook closure. Jacket is hip length. 36/38 inch bust. Excellent Condition.

cat# DC4418 price $75.00


1940’s Blue velvet dress. This dress is a gorgeous royal blue. High round neck, with a 1/2 inch stand up collar, with a rhinestone pin in the front center. The bodice is gathered under the collar. 3/4 sleeves with padded shoulders, sleeves are a little puffy at the tops. Natural waist line with 2 “V” seams and an inverted “V” seam in the center. “A” line shape skirt , lower calf length. Dress has a side zipper and velvet covered buttons in the back for closure. 27 inch waist, 34 inch bust, 34 inch hips, 45 inches long from shoulders to hem. Excellent/ mint Condition.

cat# DC5296 price $155.00


1940’s Navy and white crepe dress. The dress is navy with white dots. Dress has a white rayon collar, “V” neck. Padded shoulders, elbow length sleeves. The dress has gathers in the front to give a fullness to the bust area. There is one white flower button in front for decoration. Natural waist line. side zipper. “A” line shape gored skirt. Calf length. There is a small hole a little larger than the head of a pencil eraser it’s under the collar in the back. Otherwise the dress is in Excellent Condition. 39 inches long, 38 inch bust and hips 30 inch waist.

cat# DC5323 price $85.00


1940’s Black silk crepe blouse. High round neck. padded shoulders with cap sleeves. Buttons in the back. On the top of the blouse in front there is a dark green sequin flower and bow design. About a size 32/33 inch bust. Excellent Condition.

cat# DC5183 price $55.00


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