Gothic femme fatale 40s dress by Dorna Lee. Contrasting black crepe and satin feel rayon panelling with an asymmetric design. Strong shoulders bodice with high collarless neck and 3/4 sleeves. Braided trim running from the shoulder and curving down around the front of the waistband. Fab 3D flower design with little leaves to the front shoulder. Small amounts of ruching to the side of the waist from which the fabric falls in a short peplum overlay. Straight cut skirt underneath. Unlined inside with shoulder padding. Back metal zipper fastener. Very glamourous.
The dress is not labeled with a size but fits approx like a Medium, hard to compare to modern sizing as I would say the upper bodice is a little bit larger fitting, whereas the waist and hip runs a bit smaller. For your best fit please refer to the measurements.
Chest: 39" (best fit a little bit smaller)
Waist: 30" to 31" stretched
Hip: 38" to 40" stretched tight
Shoulder to waist: 19"
Shoulder seam to shoulder seam: 16"
Sleeve from underarm to cuff: 12.5"
(There is a 1.8" hem on this)
Very good condition except for one tiny little nick, not quite a hole to the front of the bodice. approx 0.2" long. See last photo.