Wow! From the late 40s or early 1950s, this blue-on-white floral "wiggle dress" is mid-century dressing at its best. Attached wrap adds drama to the structural, boned bodice. Nipped waist with attached self-belt. Narrow skirt elongates the figure while hidden pleat at back allows for ease of movement. What more could you ask for? How about pockets? Yep! Closes at the side with a metal Talon zip and several hook&eyes. Unlined, with pinked seams. Feels splendid. Another beautifully made, sophisticated garment from the Sherman estate.
Labels: Margaret Newman Originals
Ms. Newman began as a designer in 1930s New York, finding success and moving to Florida in 1949 to focus on resort wear. We saw no ads for her brand after 1956.
Fiber/Care: no tags, extra-fine polished cotton (feels like silk and might be a blend), dry-clean
Condition: no flaws to note
*We've had this Hawaiian sheath dress professionally dry-cleaned and it's ready to wear.*
bodice (cup top to waist): 11.5"/
(could move belt's buttons to nip)
skirt length: 31"/78.5cm
For reference, model is 5'5.75", measures b: 35.5 (32D), w: 26.5, h: 36, and usually wears a U.S. modern size 2/4. Dress is clipped ~2" at bust and waist in photos to fit her properly.
(BDV SKU: 00582-007)
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