Burda Shift Dress. I really hope this isn't supposed to look like this :/ Shift dresses do not have a literal waist, but it is defined by darts and the cut of the fabric. This just looks like a hospital gown. I wouldn't buy this in a million years.
Vintage Vogue is the same:
Vintage Vogue 8811. What is that sleeve? Lol. It looks so baggy, frumpy, and shapeless on her. They can't (at least) pin it to fit better? Is this to appeal to modern buyers who are used to shapeless modern clothing? I don't understand! The illustration on the pattern is a much better example of this dress:
And don't even get me started on that "1940"!!