1940s Heather Camel Cocktail Frock | Vintage 40s 'Paul Parnes' Tan Wool Secretary Pencil Day-to-Night Dress w/ Embellished Neckline | Small

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Add a touch of glamour to a classic office or date night look in this amazing 1940s wool pencil dress! Short-sleeved wiggle dress is made of scrumptious soft heathered caramel tan wool and features fantastic streamlined New Look details such as double princess seam bust shaping, dart shaping to skirt front and back, metal side zip entry, modest kick pleat, and delicate shoulder pads covered in tawny light brown rayon crepe. Deep scoop-and-slit neckline is embroidered with bright gold glass seed beads, antique gold metallic beads, and antique taupe seed pearls and is embellished with prong-set faceted clear rhinestones in multiple sizes of round, diamond, and oval cuts. Bodice is unlined; skirt is lined in tawny light brown rayon crepe. Dress includes original chocolate brown on cream script "Paul Parnes" embroidered designer tag at side waist. This dress is in great vintage condition, with no holes, stains, or odors to note.

Measurements taken flat and doubled where appropriate:

Bust: 38"
Shoulder to Waist: 17"
Waist: 27"
Hips: 40"
Overall Length: 40.5"
Hem Allowance: 1.5"

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

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

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Returns and exchange details

All of our items are vintage, and therefore may show some signs of wear, which we do our best to accurately describe. However, if you are truly unsatisfied with your purchase, please contact us within two days of receiving your item, and we will arrange for a return (-10% to cover restocking & fees) or exchange (Free Shipping items -20%). Alternately you can receive the full amount towards a different item, or turn the funds into a Gift Certificate. Returns must be received in their original condition. Original and return shipping are non-refundable.
We're happy to take returns in good condition indefinitely outside the return period for 50% of their sale price.


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