It's no wonder that this amazing dress looks like it belongs in a 1940's movie! That's because it was created by renowned, designer Dorothy O'Hara. Dorothy O'Hara was a popular California costume and fashion designer who, in the 1940's and'50's, created fashionable dresses that accentuated the female figure. Today, her creations are still prized and highly-collectible.
O'Hara had a special talent for draping clothes to be ultra figure-flattering and our dress is a perfect example of that. Her skillful seaming at the waistline makes this dress hang just-so. Ours is far more desirable!This classy creation is black rayon crepe with dramatic, tropical yellow flowers dominating the bodice. Outsized shoulder pads under short sleeves enhances the illusion of a smaller waistline. The dress is in excellent condition. Even the shoulder pads look brand-new and were beautifully made.
44 from shoulder to hem. 16 across bodice from under armhole to armhole. Should fit sizes 4-6 [See actual measurements]. Whether Hollywood glamour girls like Betty Grable, Rita Hayworth, Lana Turner and Ginger Rogers were on the screen or on the town , they wore designs just like this one. Better grab it because beautiful dresses like these are scarce!AND if you share our passion for fashion, please subscribe and join the Closeteer Family! "Secret Closet Vintage" is my personal closet where I've been stashin' fashion since the 1970's. But I've decided that its finally time to pass on these great finds for others to appreciate and cherish as I have. Be aware that any obvious flaw in an item is noted & photographed. Athough many of my offerings are in remarkable condition, pieces from the 40's, 50's &'60's. Show signs of wear consistent with age. That's part of the patina & charm of vintage! 1940'S HOLLYWOOD DESIGNER superb dress-$1,500 on other site" is in sale since Thursday, July 28, 2016. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage\Women's Vintage Clothing\Dresses". The seller is "secretclosetvintage" and is located in Tarzana, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.