From the 1950s, a dress with bold stripes of navy blue and shades of orange on deep cream. Full skirt features multiple inverted pleats and figure-defining darts. Fully lined in silk organdy. Huge seam allowances, generous hem with hem tape. Closes at back with metal zipper and hooks&eyes. This beautifully made dress is a real stand-out.
Labels: no manufacturer's label remains, only a style number tag
Fiber/Care: no tags, fabric is substantial, with a slubbed quality similar to raw silk or certain rayon weaves. burn test indicated natural fibers, silk lining, dry-clean
Condition: one tiny (1mm) spot at back on the horizontal striped part of skirt as shown. the hem was taken up about 1/2" at some time in the past.
*This dress is clean and ready to wear.*
bodice (top of strap to waist): 16"/40.5cm
bust: 33" + 2" from darts to equal 35"/89cm
waist: shy 25"/63.5cm
hips: free (50"/127cm+)
length: 40"/101.5cm + 3"/7.5cm hem
hem sweep: 136"/345.5cm
For reference, we clipped the dress at the top of the bodice to fit Delphine better as it was too big in the bust for her. She measures 32" at the bust, 27" at the ribs, and 24" at the waist.
☞ Our items are not newly manufactured "vintage style" pieces. They are true vintage, at least 20 years old. Please read condition report provided above. ☜
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