Purple wool day dress from the 1950s with pleated detail at the bust, three-quarter kimono-cut sleeves, nipped waist, and moderately full skirt. Wear it with or without a crinoline (not included). Lined at front bodice and skirt. Pinked seams. Closes at back with metal zipper and top hook&eye. Union made in the U.S.A. From my personal collection.
The color seemed to come out different in every photo. It is pure purple. Midway between blue and red, with a slightly heathered quality. Beautiful.
Labels: R&K "For the Girl Who Knows Clothes", 1955-'63 ILGWU label
Fiber/Care: no tags, wool (it's a smooth, light- to mid-weight weave), dry-clean
Condition: missing its belt (but looks sleek and smooth without so you might consider snipping the thread loops. we darned a few tiny moth bites near the hem and they are now virtually invisible. the lining (only) has a few stains and the color shift you see in the last photo.
*We've had this dress professionally dry-cleaned and it's ready to wear.*
bust: fits up to 35.5"/90cm
length: 42"/106.5cm with 3"/7.5cm hem
hem sweep: 80"/203cm
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