1940s Chocolate Brown Silk Blouse with Intricate Lace Insertion - Small
Mmmm! This delicious dark chocolate brown blouse dates to the 1940s and features a dainty jewel neckline, padded shoulders, and flowing bishop sleeves.
Darts at the waistline give this vintage blouse a lovely, fitted shape. The blouse fastens at center back with 6 abalone shell buttons.
In some lighting, there is a very slight dark green tint to the brown.
The most wonderful feature is the milk chocolate brown openwork insertion of 4 ½” wide lace that crosses the front of the blouse diagonally from the left shoulder to just below the bust on the right. The lighter brown of the lace draws attention to this beautiful style element.
This superb vintage is clean and ready to wear!
Excellent with the exception of a very faint light colored mark that runs from the front of the right shoulder and down the under side of the right sleeve. Because of the drape of the sleeve, it is hardly noticeable (I have trouble finding it and it barely shows in the photo, and I’ve tried to lighten the photo some) and especially when worn with a jacket, would be unseen.
APPROXIMATE Modern Size: Small (Check the shoulder measurement!)
- Shoulders: 13 ½”
- Neck: 15 ¾”
- Bust: 36”
- Waist: 29”
- Sleeves: 20”
- Length: 18 ½
- Cuff Opening: 4 3/8 x 2 (cuff is a solid band, no button closure)