Lenore Dress


1940’s silk taffeta evening dress with pockets and matching belt

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I picked this gorgeous dress up from Miss S. It had belonged to Miss S’s mother, it was her date night dress. Miss S told me of hearing the rustle of the dress and smelling her mother’s perfume and she’d know that her mother and father were going out for the evening. Her mom would tuck her in and give her a goodnight kiss and rustle out of the room. Even when she could afford new dresses, her mother chose to wear this darling for years.

The Lenore Dress is a late 1940’s, early 1950’s silk taffeta evening dress. Rich wine red color with a full circle skirt and POCKETS! Gorgeous color, shape, and condition. Buttons to the waist. Unlined with plenty of room for crinoline but lovely without. Includes matching belt. Tab foldover short sleeves, and small shawl collar. Hidden side zipper.\

Make memories that will last a lifetime in this beauty!

Tags: Gail Whitney for Mira Loma California. Also has a custom added tag on the inside of the skirt that reads “Mrs. Bates”

Condition: Excellent vintage condition. Some small snags and spots of discolorations expected with items of this age but I do not note any

Measurements: bust: 36″ (very little to no give and would more comfortably fit a 34); waist: 24-25″ (25″ absolute max); hips: 44″; length: 46″;

belt: length: 30″; width: 1″; length to longest hole: 27″; length to shortest hole: 24″. Best fits an xsmall to a small.

Measurements are taken while laying flat, across and doubled. Measurements are taken from the outside of clothing, so keep that in mind when sizing. We do have cats and dogs in our household and try to keep them separated from any clothing items, however be aware that there may be pet dander present and you may need to wash items again if you have issues with allergies. All flaws are mentioned in the listing, as we see them. If a flaw slips past, we apologize. If no tags or information present, materials are best guesses. Remember that small imperfections and signs of wear or age almost always are to be expected with pre-owned items, even if they wouldn’t have any specific flaws. But this is what gives them all the individuality and history!

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