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vintage 40s Mollie Parnis floral dress



A vintage Mollie Parnis dress circa late 1940s to early 1950s. Lovely pastel flowers color the satin damask dress. It features a fitted bodice, full skirt, and short sleeves. It has a matching sash to tie at the waist. There is a interior belt to secure the shape, and the bodice and skirt are lined with mesh.

  • Mollie Parnis dress
  • satin damask
  • pastel floral
  • mesh lining
  • full skirt


In great condition. There is a very small rust tone spot that hides in the skirt folds when wearing. The dress could easily be altered. There is a 5 inch hem allowance and 2 inches in the waist.


Mollie Parnis was an American designer known for dressing First Ladies Mamie Eisenhower, Lady Bird Johnson, and Pat Nixon.


Approximate Fit XS - Small
Bust 34 inch  86.4 cm
Waist 24 inch 61 cm
Length 37 inch 94 cm
Full Length 41 inch 104.1 cm
Skirt Length 25 inch 63.5 cm
Sleeves 2.5 inch 6.4 cm
Shoulders 15 inch 38.1 cm 
Belt 74 x 1.25 inch 188 x 3.2 cm


  • Items measured lying flat
  • Bust measured across the front from armpit to armpit. Double the measurement for size.†
  • Waist measured across the dress on the waist seam, or where the waist would naturally lie. Double for size.†
  • Full Length measured from the shoulder to the hem down the side.†
  • Length measured down the center of the back from the top neck seam to the bottom of the garment.†
  • Skirt length measured down the center back of the dress from the waist seam to hem
  • Sleeves measured down the underarm from the armpit to the end of sleeve.
  • Shoulders measured between shoulder seams on the backside.†

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