1940s Wine Pleated Bodice Dress

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Late 1930s / early 1940s dress in wine colored rayon crepe.  Bodice has stitched pleating over the front and sleeves and closes with self covered buttons and loops.  Skirt is a line with a generous hem and there is a side Kover zipper.  There is an attached belt  that is quite long so I believe it is meant to cross either behind or forward according to the wearer's preference.  There is a covered buckle with a prong, however the belt is not grommeted, so I'm unsure about how that was meant to work out.  A hole could be made at the desired measurement but it worked fine as a slide buckle on the form and I simply pushed the prong below.

Excellent condition overall with only minor wear commensurate with age.  There is some very slight color variation but nothing really noticeable, see photos.  Some pinholes at the top of the collar—was probably worn with a brooch. Crepe has some stretch.  Shown on a size 2 form.

Bust: 32"-34"

Waist: 25"-26"

Hip: 40"-42"

Waist Length: 16"

Sleeve: 10.5"

Length: 43"