Late 1940s or 1950 day dress in navy and white geometric print on the softest, most delicate cotton voile. Collarless shirtwaist styling with double hem detail on short sleeves. White organdy insets and embroidered appliques at the scoop neckline. Bodice has bust darts, above-the-waist gathers, and five rhinestone-centered buttons on the front placket. Thread belt loops. Multi-gored skirt has very slight A-line shape and one side-seam pocket. Metal Crown side zip. We recommend a slip for modesty.
Labels: Nelly Don
background information courtesy Vintage Fashion Guild, excerpted from a piece originally written by CoutureAllure:
In 1931, Nell Donnelly Reed became the owner of the Donnelly Garment Company in Kansas City, which manufactured the Nelly Don line of women's apparel. The company was known for its excellent working conditions and employee benefits. Reed retired in 1956. The company changed its name to Nelly Don, Inc., and remained in the women's garment business until filing for bankruptcy in 1978.
And now, a documentary film about her life is in the works. Thanks to Angela at Dorothea's Closet for letting us know!
Fiber/Care: unmarked, cotton voile, hand wash or dry-clean
Condition: some straining at the bust darts, snaps recently added to interior shoulders have been removed, original belt is missing, one rhinestone is a high-quality replacement
*This dress is freshly laundered and ready to wear.*
total length: 46.5"/118cm shoulder to hem
hem sweep: 70"/177.5cm
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(BDV SKU: 00179-001)
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