50s Dotted Swiss Dress & Bolero Set - sm

SKU: 00497-017
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Light and breezy sleeveless dress and cropped jacket set from the 1950s. The fabric is a true dotted swiss, with woven bits of white on dark coffee brown. Lined bodice has vertical darts, a ballet neckline, and 5 decorative rhinestone buttons to mimic classic shirtwaist style. There are thread loops at the nipped waist. The unlined skirt looks to be pleated, but those are actually tiny vertical tucks. Closes with a metal Conmar side zip and hook&eye. Unlined, cropped bolero jacket (more like a no-closure blouse, really) has short, kimono-cut sleeves and a rounded collar. Wear this set with or without a crinoline (not included), but you'll need a slip. Feels wonderful, as do all of Dorothy E.'s spectacular clothes.

Color is truest in the last photo (interior view).

Labels: Talmack New York
read about Talmack's Cody Award-winning designer John Moore, here

Fiber/Care: unmarked, feels like cotton, dry-cleaning recommended just in case

Condition: no flaws to note. the original belt is missing (ours shown is not a perfect match and is not included)

*We've had this dress and jacket professionally dry-cleaned and they are ready to wear.*

Garment Measurements:
 bodice: 15"/38cm
 bust: 36"/91.5cm
 waist: 28"/71cm
 hips: free
 length: 45"/114cm
 hem sweep: full circle
 bust: 38"/96.5cm with edges touching
 length: 14"/35.5cm

For reference, model is 5'5", measures b: 35.5 (32D), w: 26.5, h: 35.5, and usually wears a U.S. modern size 2/4. Dress is not clipped to her, but is clipped to Cecelia the dress form who is much slimmer (b: 33.5, w: 23).

(BDV SKU: 00497-017)

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