50s Purple Dress With Woven Hem Detail - med

SKU: 00481-004

Close inspection of the linen-like fabric reveals blue and red threads intertwined to create the marvelous purple hue, and a slight iridescent effect. Seven covered buttons with top snap. Strategic seaming creates a feminine silhouette. Unlined, except at the wide, basket-weave hem detail (the woven strips of fabric give the dress some weight and a lovely drape). Thread belt loops. From the mid- to late 1950s.

Labels: Johnnye Jr.

Fiber/Care: most likely rayon resembling linen, as was popular at the time, dry-clean only

Condition: it's nearly impossible to tell if the somewhat slubbed nature of the fabric is original or a sign of overall wear, as it is consistent throughout and, generally speaking, the dress looks nearly new. the original belt is missing, and we thought it looked sleeker without one.

*This dress came to us previously dry-cleaned, but a bit wrinkly, so we had it professionally steam-pressed. It is ready to wear.*

Garment Measurements:
(clipped to skinny Delphine)
  bust: 40"/101.5cm
  waist: max. 32"/81.25cm (cinch with belt if desired)
  hips: 39"/99cm
  length: 45"/114cm shoulder to hem on front

(BDV SKU: 00481-004)

$75.00

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