Vintage 1930s Crepe and Velvet Mildred Pierce Dress

A utterly gorgeous mid 1930s crepe dress.  Dark brown rayon crepe.  The is an attached "over shirt" with fluttery cape-like sleeves that belts around the waist.  The bodice and sleeves are accented with sheer panels and brown polka dots.  Classic mid 1930s straight skirt.  Side snaps.  Although the dress does have a flaw, it is still very wearable and a stunning example from the Old Hollywood era.  More photos are available upon request.

NOTE:  the color of the dress is a true dark brown.  The photos were lightened a bit and the contrast intensified to more clearly show any flaws.



  • Label              n/a
  • Best fits          M/L (see measurements)
  • Circa               Mid 1930s
  • Fabric             Rayon crepe and velvet

Condition      Overall good.  Structurally, the dress is in amazing condition.  Unfortunately, it has suffered from a common condition with 1930s crepe - fading.  There is fading on one side of the skirt (see photos; more photos available upon request).  There is also a small spot of fading at the neckline, but this can be covered with the over-blouse.  Priced accordingly; sold AS IS.




  • Shoulders           approximately 17"
  • Bust                    up to 40"
  • Waist                  28" - 30" (there is a little stretch in the fabric)
  • Hips                    up to 38"
  • Bodice length     17"
  • Skirt length         30"



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