1940s 1949  DOCUMENTED Dorothy O'Hara dress peaked shoulders draped skirt xs | new winter
1940s 1949  DOCUMENTED Dorothy O'Hara dress peaked shoulders draped skirt xs | new winter
1940s 1949  DOCUMENTED Dorothy O'Hara dress peaked shoulders draped skirt xs | new winter
1940s 1949  DOCUMENTED Dorothy O'Hara dress peaked shoulders draped skirt xs | new winter
1940s 1949  DOCUMENTED Dorothy O'Hara dress peaked shoulders draped skirt xs | new winter
1940s 1949  DOCUMENTED Dorothy O'Hara dress peaked shoulders draped skirt xs | new winter
1940s 1949  DOCUMENTED Dorothy O'Hara dress peaked shoulders draped skirt xs | new winter
1940s 1949  DOCUMENTED Dorothy O'Hara dress peaked shoulders draped skirt xs | new winter
1940s 1949  DOCUMENTED Dorothy O'Hara dress peaked shoulders draped skirt xs | new winter

1940s 1949 DOCUMENTED Dorothy O'Hara dress peaked shoulders draped skirt xs | new winter

How To Measure

A truly stunning Dorothy O'Hara dress! Done in a deep brownish aubergine rayon. Devastatingly cut, with bold broad shoulders, shoulder pads and interfaced panels that jut out and wrap around the shoulders to the back. Tons of gathers at the shoulders drop down to a deep v neckline and double v shaped waist seam for a tiny cinched waist. Funnel pockets also have interfacing that make them stand out. Skirt has a center inverted pleat. Long sleeves have hook and eyes at the wrist. Back metal zip. Unlined. A truly one-of-a-kind piece of history!

"Dorothy O’Hara endorses the slim silhouette, exclusively, Her distinctive signature, the “all-in-one-piece” drapery, places this designer in a class of her own. She literally wraps the body in fabric and her ingenuity makes the most of a woman’s figure.
Working with the grain of the fabric and molding it to give depth to the bust and minimize the waistline, the “poured-into” style is nevertheless a step-in dress in every case. The woman can slip easily into her clothes after hairdo and makeup." Los Angeles Times, July 9, 1954


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Brand: Forecast by Dorothy O'Hara
Size on tag: none
Fits like: XS
Color: aubergine
Material: Rayon
Condition: Very Good Condition: tiny light dots on the inner inverted pleat, see last pic. Hidden among the pleating. Tiny pindot hole at the pocket.

✂-----Measurements:
Bust (underarm seam) : 35"
Waist: 26"
Hips: 39"
Total length: 51"
Shoulders: 17"
Sleeves: 23.5"

m i n t : pristine with no signs of wear- possibly deadstock

e x c e l l e n t : signs of normal wear and age- no obvious flaws

v e r y g o o d : noted minor flaws that may have been already repaired - very wearable

g o o d : many noted minor flaws and/or mends -wearable

f a i r : numerous noted flaws and mends, some significant - still wearable